This is a game that rookie quarterback Justin Herbert is going to want to be erased completely from his memory bank.
The former Oregon Duck star on Sunday against the Patriots could not get anything going, resulting in a horrible 45-0 loss for the Chargers.
With that loss, the Los Angeles Chargers moved down to 3-9 for the season with only four games remaining on the schedule. Essentially ending their pursuit of a .500 season.
This means that the Chargers' chances of having their time to shine in the playoffs this season has officially come to a close.
Herbert still have four games left to finish off an already impressive rookie season. The Chargers will face the Falcons, Raiders, Broncos, and Chiefs before the season comes to an end.
In the loss, the rookie of the year hopeful had a decent game against the Patriots. Herbert went 26 for 53 in the air for 209 yards and two interceptions. the Chargers offense just couldn't get anything going.
For the year so far, Hebert has thrown 3,224 yards with 23 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He only needs 5 more touchdowns to pass Baker Mayfields rookie-season passing-TD record of 27.
Obviously being out of the playoffs is no fun for anytime, but the Chargers should look at this at something as a growing year for their star rookie quarterback. Herbert can only progress upward from this point on.
in these last four games, the Chargers should just let Hebert and the offense go all out. Why not at this point, right?
This time next year with a year under his belt, the Chargers and Herbert could be right in front of playoff contention. The draft and some offseason moves for Los Angeles will be an important one next year to help continue Herbert in the right direction.