Justin Herbert, Chargers

Chargers haven’t talked extension, Herbert says

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is off to as good a start to his NFL career as the league has ever seen. He’s the first player to throw 30 or more touchdowns in his first two years, and has displayed a penchant for delivering in clutch situations.

But to this point, he and the team have apparently not discussed a potential contract extension.

Herbert told CBS Sports‘ Jeff Kerr that he and the team have yet to bring up the topic, though he’s happy to be in Los Angeles.

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“We haven’t discussed anything but I’ve been so fortunate to play for the Chargers. Whatever happens, happens. I’m just so excited to be here and play football. This has been a great opportunity and I don’t wish it went any other way. I love that I was drafted here and that I have been able to play here. I think we’re doing all the right things, I believe in the staff, all the teammates, the front office. So all I can do is hope for the best. It’s out of my control, but I’ll keep playing football.”

Herbert led the Chargers to a 9–8 record last year, falling just short of a postseason berth. Despite still being early in his career, the 24-year-old says the team’s front office has sought his input in roster decisions, something he’s thankful for heading into his third season.


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“The great part about the Chargers is they have asked [for input],” Herbert said. “They definitely want to keep communication open there, but my response to them is ‘I just want to play quarterback and I trust you guys. I know you guys are going to get things handled, I believe in you guys and whatever you decide to do, I know it’s right.’ I’m not too worried. I don’t want to cause trouble between the two. They’ve done an incredible job. [General manager] Tom Telesco and the entire front office, they get things right. I believe in those guys 100%.”

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