2021 stats: 12 games | 66.6 pct | 3,547 pass yds | 7.5 ypa | 27 pass TD | 11 INT | 249 rush yds | 2 rush TD | 1 fumble
Herbert’s ability to slide left and throw with velocity across his body just changes what is possible against pressure and zone defenses. The Chargers also dictated early against the Bengals with tempo, moving pockets and taking deep shots on first and second downs. It’s like offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi was listening to talk radio!
Herbert finished with a career high in completions of 20-plus yards (five, per PFF) and he narrowly missed a few more due to accuracy and drops. This is the Chargers’ offense I want to see more of, treating its quarterback like the assassin that he is. Herbert’s ferocious tackle after an Austin Ekeler fumble also puts him No. 2 in my QB Tackling Index, behind the QB tackling G.O.A.T. Ryan Tannehill.