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Brandon Staley on Justin Herbert: Teammates have faith in him

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Los Angeles Chargers and former Oregon Duck quarterback Justin Herbert had arguably one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history.

And Charger fans, and teammates, are excited to see what he does in his second season.

Including new head coach Brandon Staley.

In a recent interview with SI.com Albert Breer, Staley spoke that, although he hasn’t gotten to work with Herbert in action yet, that a lot of his teammates have faith in the young quarterback.

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“This guy’s done a lot for this team,” Staley said. “The way they talk about him, the respect that he’s earned, it’s just one of those things. These guys know he gives you a chance in every single game that you play. He’s earned that respect in such a short time, and there’s still such a long way to go. I’m excited about that.”

Stanley added that Herbert has won the locker room of his teammates due to him having a good head on his shoulders and his work ethic.

He’s got a lot of humility, a really good work ethic, just a great head on his shoulders, and that’s what players respect. They respect you if you’re a good dude and you’re a good player. That’s what people are attracted to. He’s just got a refreshing way that attracts him to all different shapes and sizes, all different ages.

Brandon Staley

Herbert certainly earned that respect last season, finishing with 4,336 yards passing, 31 touchdowns, and just 10 interceptions.

He also ran for 234 yards with five rushing touchdowns.

Time will tell if Herbert can be one of the elite quarterbacks of the league, but it is safe to say he is off to a great start so far.