Quarterback Justin Herbert will be playing his third season in the NFL this year and he hopes it will be much more satisfying than the last.
Last year, his Los Angeles Chargers had their ups and downs, starting the regular season with four wins in five outings. However, they have dropped three of their last four meetings to go 9-8 and miss the playoffs.
Also, the 24-year-old pivot is aware of the importance of showing more consistency on the pitch. This will be the key to excelling in a fairly competitive American Conference West Division.
The good news for Herbert is that the California organization didn’t sit idly by over the winter. She notably revamped the defense with the arrival of Khalil Mack, JC Jackson and Kyle Van Noy, in addition to giving the pivot more protection by selecting guard Zion Johnson in the most recent draft.
However, everything will be decided on the ground and not on paper.
“We added some guys in defense, picked a few players in attack. So far, the off-season has been excellent. Except that as soon as the campaign begins, you have to understand that it’s all about execution. We will have to be solid from week to week, never look too far ahead and make sure we do everything to give ourselves a chance to win on Sundays,” warned Herbert.
This one will obviously be an important piece of head coach Brandon Staley’s puzzle. In 2021, he finished second in the Goodell circuit with 5,014 passing yards and third with 38 touchdowns.