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Chargers QB Justin Herbert wins back-to-back Rookie of the Month awards

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As former Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert keeps progressing in his first NFL season, he keeps picking up awards as the season goes on too.

In October, the Los Angeles starting quarterback was named NFL Rookie of the Month by the league office.

Now that the month of November has officially wrapped up, Herbert was named Rookie of the Month for the second-consecutive month.

Herbert is the first rookie quarterback since Robert Griffin III to win the honor multiple times in a season.

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He is also the first rookie to win in back-to-back months since Sam Bradford back in 2010.

In November, Herbert threw for 1,473 yards and 11 touchdowns. In his game against the New York Jets, the rookie completed 76 percent of his passes and threw for 366 yards, and had himself three touchdown passes.

The Chargers (3-8) may not have the best record, but the progress of Herbert and how well he has been playing has been the biggest positive for the team this season.

So far this season, he has completed 67 percent of his passes, scored 23 touchdowns in the air, and ran in three. 

Herbert is close to breaking Cleveland Browns' quarterback Baker Mayfield's rookie touchdown record of 27.

The Chargers play the New England Patriots on Sunday, as the rookie quarterback will have a challenge with the ever so tough defensive scheme of head coach Bill Belichick.

 

Herbert has already proven that he belongs in the NFL. The rookie will continue to prove that and chase that touchdown record on Sunday.