On Sunday, Justin Herbert took one step closer to breaking an NFL all-time record.
Herbert helped lead the Chargers to a 20-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. In the game, the rookie threw for 243 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception.
With those two touchdowns in the game, Herbert moved his passing touchdown total for the year to 25 which was another milestone for the rookie.
Herbert became the fourth rookie in NFL history with at least 25 touchdown passes, joining Baker Mayfield, Peyton Manning, and Russell Wilson.
The rookie of the year hopeful just needs two more passing touchdowns to tie the record for most touchdown passes by a rookie. Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Baker Mayfield currently holds the record at 27.
Herbert has three more games to break the record. The Chargers play the Raiders, Broncos, and the Chiefs for their remaining schedule.
The Chargers rookie looks poised to pass this touchdown record before the season ends, and potentially running away with the rookie of the year award in the NFL.
Look for Herbert to pass Mayfield’s record against the Las Vegas Raiders this coming Thursday.