QB - LAC
Week 2 Outlook
On HBO’s Hard Knocks, Chargers rookie QB Justin Herbert admitted the amount of information he has to take in “catches up” to him at times.
This nugget lends itself to the fact that we could see Tyrod Taylor start “most, if not all” games this season, according to Chargers beat writer Daniel Popper. Taylor has done a great job in his second season in Los Angeles, and it’s easy to see why head coach Anthony Lynn would want to roll with the veteran for a year while Herbert learns the offense and gets acclimated to the NFL. At this point, Herbert is nothing more than a late-round stash in a deep Superflex league.
The No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft Oregon QB Justin Herbert is finalizing his four-year, $26.6M guaranteed rookie contract with a fifth-year option with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Herbert is expected to sign his contract soon once all terms are agreed upon. While head coach Anthony Lynn has come on record stating that Tyrod Taylor is his guy, it’ll be interesting to see if Herbert gets his shot this season. Taylor is a sneaky QB option for fantasy purposes with his rushing ability, but he may not make it past the Chargers Week 10 bye should the team be having a tough season. Herbert may not be ready to make an impact this season, but he’s got lots of potential going forward with a nice arsenal of offensive weapons in LA.
The Los Angeles Chargers have selected quarterback Justin Herbert with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
After letting Philip Rivers leave in free agency, the Chargers praised quarterback Tyrod Taylor and expressed their confidence in him as a starter. Not many people bought that, and the general consensus was that they would take a quarterback in the draft and might even trade up in the first round to get one. Instead, they stay at No. 6 grab Herbert after Joe Burrow went at No. 1 to the Bengals and Tua Tagovailoa went at No. 5 to the Dolphins. Herbert will be given a chance to earn the starting job in training camp but will have to prove he is ready in order to overtake Taylor in his first year.
The New York Giants “have spent a lot of time researching Oregon QB Justin Herbert” throughout the draft process.
Herbert has spoken a lot with Head Coach Joe Judge via FaceTime, according to Rapoport and Mike Garafolo. It’s interesting that New York would spend this much time speaking with Herbert when they seem to have a long-term answer already in place at the Quarterback position in Daniel Jones. It’s possible the Giants want to understand more about Herbert so they can negotiate better in a deal that potentially has another team trade up to the No. 4 slot, a rumor that has surfaced in the last week.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes "no team has done more work on" former Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert than the Dolphins.
This is yet another report that indicates the Dolphins prefer Herbert over Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. It would not be a surprise to see Miami take Herbert with the fifth overall pick, even if Tagovailoa is still on the board. Jackson also writes that the Dolphins have shown interest in a number of the top running backs available in the draft.