Justin Herbert
Justin Herbert
22-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Los Angeles Chargers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Herbert, the third quarterback drafted this year at sixth overall, looks like the ideal NFL QB at 6-6, 236, with plus athleticism and 4.68 speed in the 40. But he has some issues to overcome before the Chargers crown him heir apparent to Philip Rivers. Herbert has a rifle for an arm to attack downfield but, according to scouts, lacks touch on his deep ball, and his footwork and mechanics are apt to break down under pressure. Despite being a four-year starter at Oregon, Herbert was noted for his inconsistency - even as senior. In his final four games, he stumbled to 58.9 percent passing with four TDs, three INTs and 202 yards per game. And while his timed speed was third fastest among quarterbacks at the combine, Herbert seemed to reluctant to tuck it and run as a collegian. He also needs to adapt to an NFL route tree after playing in Oregon's limited offensive scheme, though that shouldn't be too high a hurdle for the winner of last year's "Academic Heisman." Plus, with Tyrod Taylor entering camp as the starter, Herbert has time to develop his game before likely taking the reins later in the year. When he does, he'll have an improved offensive line protecting him with Mike Pouncey returning from injury, joined by the newly acquired Trai Turner and Bryan Bulaga. He also has excellent weapons to target, including Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler. Herbert might not be NFL-ready when the season opens, but time is on his side. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $26.58 million contract with the Chargers in July of 2020.
Little playing time set for 2020
QBLos Angeles Chargers
September 2, 2020
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.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Justin Herbert's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 6"
236 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.68 sec
Shuttle Time
4.46 sec
Cone Drill
7.06 sec
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
Broad Jump
123 in
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
32.88 in
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Inks rookie deal
QBLos Angeles Chargers
July 25, 2020
Herbert signed his rookie contract with the Chargers on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Taken sixth overall by Chargers
QBLos Angeles Chargers
April 23, 2020
The Chargers selected Herbert in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, sixth overall.
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Participating in Senior Bowl
QBFree Agent
January 15, 2020
Herbert will participate in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 25.
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