What are the biggest hurdles for Justin Herbert and the Chargers?
The Los Angeles Chargers selected Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Many people who follow the draft all believe the Chargers were better off trading up for Tua Tagovailoa. The Chargers were comfortable enough to stay put at six overall and find their quarterback of the future.
With veteran Tyrod Taylor set to be the starter for the 2020 season, Herbert has the opportunity to sit and soak in as much as possible. Taylor can be a good role model for a rookie quarterback. Taylor has nine years of experience under his belt and one Pro Bowl selection. He also led Buffalo Bills to a playoff game in 2017.
Herbert was one of the more questionable prospects in the 2020 draft class, simply because you don’t know what Herbert will show up on game day. When you watched him play at Oregon there were some exciting moments and some low moments.
He has all the physical traits that make talent evaluators drool but becoming a successful quarterback in the NFL will take more than being 6’6. Landing with the Chargers was the best fit for him and this team gives him the best shot at having a successful career. I’ve put together a list of the 3 biggest challenges that Justin Herbert faces.