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Justin Herbert primed for another passing record in 2021

Justin Herbert primed for another passing record in 2021
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In his rookie season, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert set the NFL alight. Starting 15 of the Chargers’ 16 games. Herbert was the sixth overall pick in the 2020 Draft and the third quarterback selected. After Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa. The 23-year-old quickly showed the world why he was a bargain at no.6 as he eased to the Rookie of the Year award.

Now, ahead of his second season in the league, he will leave Kansas City Chiefs superstar QB Patrick Mahomes and Hall of Famer Dan Marino in his shadow. By setting the record for most 300-yard passing games in a player’s first two seasons in the league.

During his rookie season, Herbert had eight games with 300+ passing yards, an NFL rookie record. With three more 300 yard games in 2021. Herbert would pass Mahomes & Marino for the most such games in a player’s first two seasons.

In 2020, Justin Herbert set the record for most touchdown passes by a rookie quarterback (31). Total touchdowns by a rookie quarterback (36) & most completions by a rookie quarterback (396). So it would be naive to bet against the former Oregan man setting the passing yards record in 2021.

The Los Angeles Chargers will likely go head to head with the Kansas City Chiefs for the top spot in the AFC West, with the Chiefs having topped the division in each of the last five seasons. The Chargers begin their journey to dethrone the Chiefs on Sunday against Washington.

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Despite Herbert’s impressive performances, the Chargers finished with a disappointing 7-9 record in 2020 and failed to make the playoffs. His main aim this season will no doubt be turning the team into a winner. He will be working under a new head coach and offensive coordinator, which could disrupt his development. But Justin Herbert is the real deal, and he will undoubtedly push on in his second season, setting records along the way.


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