Justin Herbert, Chargers

Justin Herbert Breaks Andrew Luck’s Passing Record

The best is yet to come from L.A Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, according to wide receiver Keenan Allen.

Justin Herbet broke Andrew Luck’s passing record in a vital 23-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

With 39-of-51 passes for 367 yards, Justin Herbet set the record for most passing yards through a players’ first three seasons.

That brings his total to 13,056 passing yards in 44 starts, eclipsing Luck who had 12,957 after his first three seasons.

 

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Keenan Allen has been a beneficiary of Herbert’s passing prowess with 240 catches for 2,530 yards in three seasons.

“He’s just getting better, he’s just starting,” Allen said. “He’s about to blow this league away.”

Herbert is undoubtedly playing for a team that highlights his strengths, particularly against the Dolphins. It was his 21st career game with 300+ passing yards, two more than any other player over three seasons.

As well as that, it was the fourth time this season he completed a pass to nine different players.

“I’ve got a ton of respect for Andrew Luck,” Herbert said. “For him as a football player, as a person, as a teammate — I think it’s just cool to be in the same conversation as him.”

“As a quarterback, selfishly, I would love to throw the ball,” Herbert said when asked about the pass-heavy game plan. “I wish we could throw it every single down. I think it’s just kind of the game plan that we went with. We knew that it was going to be that type of game.”

 

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“He played with great energy tonight that really affected his teammates in a positive way,” coach Brandon Staley said. “He made a lot of winning plays, really good decisions throughout the game.

“That’s the offense that we like to play, where people touch the ball,” Staley said. “I thought that we ran the football well enough. Like I said, Justin was fantastic with his decision-making tonight.”

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