Herbert completed 37 of 49 pass attempts for 366 yards and three touchdowns while adding 11 yards on three rushing attempts during Sunday's 36-28 win over the Jets.
Herbert completed 76 percent of his attempts and completed passes to eight different receivers en route to the highest yardage total of his young career. He completed touchdown passes to Mike Williams, Hunter Henry and Keenan Allen, making him the first rookie in NFL history with multiple touchdown tosses in seven straight games. Herbert is quickly becoming an elite fantasy option on a weekly basis and is capable of putting up big numbers despite a tricky cross-country trip to Buffalo coming up next Sunday.
Herbert connected on 20 of 32 attempts for 187 yards and two touchdowns while throwing one pick in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Dolphins. He added 10 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Herbert was able to pile on some junk-time production late, but it was an overall mundane performance in the battle of rookie QBs. A bevy of inaccurate throws stalled the Chargers' offense all game long, but the final nail in the coffin came when Herbert stared down his intended target early in the fourth quarter and threw a drive-ending interception, setting up the Dolphins for an easy touchdown to take a two-score lead. A fairly run-oriented approach from both sides kept the passing opportunities in check, but it was still surprising to see Keenan Allen and Mike Williams fail to get involved, with the latter registering his first reception early in the second half. On a positive note, the Chargers can look forward to a matchup against the hapless Jets next week.
Herbert completed 28 of 42 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Raiders. He also carried the ball five times for 24 yards.
It was another fantastic fantasy performance for the young quarterback, but it's certainly a disappointing outcome overall considering the Chargers had two attempts to score the game-winning touchdown inside the 10 yard line only to come away empty in yet another tragically disappointing loss. Keenan Allen continues to build a rapport with Herbert, but it's especially encouraging to see the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft continue to target Mike Williams, with whom he connected on five of seven attempts for 81 yards. It's hard to see Herbert slowing down, considering Week 10 will see the 22-year-old square off against the Dolphins.
Coach Anthony Lynn downplayed Herbert's appearance on the injury report this week, saying the quarterback is merely dealing with normal soreness, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Herbert was listed with a right shoulder injury Thursday and Friday, logging full practices both days. The Chargers aren't concerned, so he should be good to go this Sunday against a Raiders defense that's given up the ninth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Herbert is averaging 303.3 passing yards and 2.8 total TDs per game, consistently putting up good numbers.
Herbert completed 29 of 43 pass attempts for 278 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 8 against Denver. He added three rush attempts for 21 yards.
Herbert continued to show the ability to move the Chargers' offense effectively, accounting for three or more touchdowns for his fourth consecutive start. He's also topped 275 yards through the air in five of his first six starts as a professional. Herbert's effort was highlighted by a number of deep passes to Mike Williams, including connections of 26, 24 and 19 yards. However, Herbert also made a few errors -- it was his first multi-interception game -- including an interception late in the third quarter that began a rally by the Broncos. Inconsistencies should be expected of any rookie, and Herbert has still been very strong overall by throwing for 15 touchdowns and five interceptions across his first six games in the NFL. He'll look to keep things going in Week 9 against Oakland.
Herbert completed 27 of 43 pass attempts for 347 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 39-29 win over the Jaguars. He also had nine carries for 66 yards and a score.
Herbert had arguably the sloppiest first half of his young career Sunday, but he rallied back to notch a season-best mark in terms of passing yards while logging his second straight game with four scores. He also showcased his athleticism on the ground, setting more career-high tallies in terms of both rushing yards and carries. Through five starts, Herbert now boasts a 12:3 TD:INT ratio through the air, an exceptional mark that's come in large part due to his chemistry with favorite target Keenan Allen, who had 10 catches for 125 yards on 13 targets Sunday. Though Herbert has shown a willingness to hand Allen double-digit targets on a weekly basis, he's also proven a cerebral enough passer to exploit whatever opposing defenses give him. While the Jaguars did a solid job of keeping Mike Williams and Hunter Henry covered, Herbert responded by completing touchdown passes to backup tight ends Virgil Green (ankle) and Donald Parham, in addition to finding Jalen Guyton for a 70-yard score. Herbert will get a tough road matchup against the Broncos in Week 8, but he's given fantasy managers plenty of reason to feel confident in him as a high-end option.
Herbert completed 20 of 34 passes for 264 yards and four touchdowns in Monday night's 30-27 overtime loss to the Saints.
Herbert showed exactly why the Chargers named him their starter going forward, flashing a combination of athleticism and playmaking in the passing game. The rookie began by finding Keenan Allen on a 17-yard score, and even though his top target subsequently exited with a back injury, Herbert still tossed three touchdowns by halftime. While that tally included scores from just three and four yards, Herbert hit Mike Williams with a 64-yard pass on his fourth score. That play put Los Angeles in a position to win late, and even after the Saints tied the score, Herbert again found Williams to set up a would-be winning field goal as time expired. Despite that effort missing and Herbert ultimately enduring a fourth straight loss, he again can be proud of his performance, as he's now thrown seven touchdowns versus just one interception in the last two outings. Whether he'll have Allen available or not when the Chargers next take the field Week 7 against the Jags, Herbert's stock is soaring going into the team's bye week.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday that Herbert will serve as the team's starting quarterback moving forward, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.
The decision, which comes in advance of Monday's game against the Saints, is a reversal of Lynn's previous stance, as the coach originally indicated that Week 1 starter Tyrod Taylor (ribs/chest) wouldn't lose his job due to an injury. Herbert's impressive play while filling in for Taylor forced Lynn's hand, however, and the rookie will now assume the position the Chargers had in mind for him when they selected him sixth overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Herbert completed 20 of 25 passes for 291 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Chargers' 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed five times for 14 yards.
The rookie nearly eclipsed the 300-yard mark for the third time in as many starts to open his career, with a pretty 72-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Guyton in the fourth quarter helping him come tantalizingly close. While he ultimately fell short, Herbert once again looked very comfortable against a solid defense, and he was able to thrive most of the afternoon despite being without key deep threat Mike Williams (hamstring). Herbert's one interception was especially ill-timed, however, as it came with 2:34 remaining at the Buccaneers' 48-yard line and the Chargers down only seven points. It's uncertain whether Tyrod Taylor (ribs/lung) will be ready for a Monday night road battle against the Saints, but Herbert will be difficult to unseat from the top job considering how well he's played.
Herbert completed 35 of 49 passes for 330 yards and a touchdown along with an interception in the 21-16 loss Sunday to the Panthers. He also lost a fumble.
Herbert was strip sacked on the team's second possession, setting up an uphill battle all afternoon for the rookie. Herbert looked poised throughout most of the contest, and he rebounded from an erratic first half to help the Chargers make a last ditch come-from-behind drive that could have been successful if Austin Ekeler hadn't botched a hook-and-ladder attempt that would have scored the game-winning touchdown. Keenan Allen and Hunter Henry were Herbert's primary targets in the middle of the field as the duo accounted for 30 of his 49 attempts, but Austin Ekeler also amounted to a built-in confidence booster with a number of designed screens and flare outs helping pile up the yardage. Herbert was briefly forced from the game after taking a shot to the ribs, per Daniel Popper of The Athletic, but the rookie avoided a serious injury and promptly came back in. It seems likely Herbert will start again in Week 4 as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier in the day Tyrod Taylor (chest) likely won't gain clearance to play after his lung was punctured from a pain-killing injection last week.
Coach Anthony Lynn confirmed that Herbert will start Sunday's game against the Panthers, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Herbert will pick up a second straight start after reports surfaced Wednesday that Tyrod Taylor suffered a punctured lung prior to kickoff in the Chargers' overtime loss to the Chiefs in Week 2. Per Popper, Lynn said that the Chargers haven't considered placing Taylor on injured reserve, the team won't take any chances with the veteran signal-caller Week 3, given that he's understandably not 100 percent. Taylor will presumably be officially ruled out by the end of the week, while Herbert will have an opportunity to build off his strong NFL debut versus an 0-2 Carolina squad that will be missing star running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle).
Herbert is expected to start Sunday's game against the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, doctors have advised Tyrod Taylor not to play "indefinitely" due to a punctured lung that he suffered after receiving a pain-killing injection prior to kickoff Week 2. Though Herbert filled in admirably in the Chargers' 23-20 overtime loss to the Chiefs, coach Anthony Lynn previously indicated that Taylor wouldn't lose his starting job to an injury, and there had been some initial hope the veteran would return to action Week 3. Wednesday's news, however, sets the stage for Herbert to get another start at a minimum, with some advance warning for the assignment this time around.
Herbert could be in store for a second straight start Week 3 against the Panthers with the Chargers listing incumbent Tyrod Taylor (chest) as week-to-week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Herbert was informed just moments before kickoff in Sunday's game against the Chiefs that he would be starting when Taylor was scratched and sent to the hospital after experiencing an adverse reaction to an pregame injection he took to address a lingering rib injury, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Considering the circumstances, Herbert performed impressively, completing 22 of his 33 pass attempts for 311 yards, one touchdown and an interception to go with 18 yards and another score on the ground in the Chargers' 23-20 loss in overtime. Despite the rookie first-round pick's solid showing, head coach Anthony Lynn stated after the game that Taylor would retain the starting job if "he's 100 percent ready to go," per Jim Trotter of NFL.com. With that in mind, Taylor's activity in practice this week will bear watching, as Herbert would presumably earn another start if the Chargers aren't convinced Taylor is completely healthy. A favorable matchup looms this weekend, as the Panthers have surrendered 30-plus points in both of their first two games while allowing opposing quarterbacks Derek Carr and Tom Brady to complete 69.2 percent of their pass attempts.
Herbert completed 22 of 33 passes for 311 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 18 yards and a TD on four carries in Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to Kansas City.
Thrust into the starting lineup ahead of schedule when Tyrod Taylor reported chest pains during pregame warmups and had to be sent to the hospital, Herbert very nearly led the Chargers to an upset of the reigning champs. The sixth overall pick in this year's draft looked poised in leading his team to a 14-6 lead at halftime before Patrick Mahomes launched a late comeback. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, coach Anthony Lynn said after the game that Taylor would handle starting duties if he's 100 percent for Week 3 game against the Panthers, but Herbert's excellent performance in his NFL debut likely means he won't have to wait long for his next starting opportunity. If Lynn reverses course and names Herbert the team's new top quarterback or if Taylor isn't ready to go for Week 3, Herbert could put up big numbers at home against a Panthers defense that has surrendered 65 points through its first two games.
Herbert started Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Tom Krasovic of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
This surprising development is the result of Tyrod Taylor being listed as questionable by the Chargers with a chest injury. It remains to be seen if Taylor is able to enter the game at any point, but Herbert -- the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft -- will have a chance to helm his team's offense in the meantime.
Herbert isn't expected to start many games for the Chargers as a rookie, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Popper alluded to a recent segment on HBO's "Hard Knocks," which featured Herbert acknowledging a bit of a learning curve as he makes the jump from college to the NFL. Tyrod Taylor is more or less slated to start every game this season thanks to the "catching up" the rookie still needs to do. That sentiment has essentially been accepted as fact throughout most of the Chargers' training camp, although it's still worth noting Herbert's athletic tools pose significantly more upside for the offense if he's able to string together the knowledge that comes with being an NFL quarterback. If the Chargers struggle during the early portion of their schedule, it's possible the team may want to see what it has in its 2020 first-round pick, but that almost certainly won't occur unless Los Angeles has already accepted the idea of it being a lost year.
Herbert signed his rookie contract with the Chargers on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The No. 6 overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft will receive $26.6 million fully guaranteed over four seasons, plus a fifth-year option. Tyrod Taylor is expected to start with the departure of longtime-Charger Philip Rivers, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an offseason of minimal team activities that will make it more difficult for rookies to acclimate. Still, Herbert could take the reins at some point in 2020 if Taylor struggles or gets injured.
The Chargers selected Herbert in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, sixth overall.
Herbert (6-foot-6, 236) is the third quarterback off the board following Joe Burrow (Cincinnati, first overall) and Tua Tagovailoa (Miami, fifth overall), but he offers similar fantasy intrigue as the first two. That's largely because Herbert brings plus athleticism with his big frame, logging a 4.68-second 40-yard dash and demonstrating intriguing rushing upside in the process. Herbert likely doesn't have as much natural passing talent as Tagovailoa or Burrow, but he is no slouch himself in that regard, throwing for 95 touchdowns versus 23 interceptions in his Oregon career.
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