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Justin Herbert gives Los Angeles Chargers fans the surprise of a lifetime

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Zoom has changed the world. It has opened the door for people from all walks of life to connect like never before. 

Sports leagues around the world have been using Zoom to hold digital press conferences to keep players, staff, and media safe while the world continues to battle COVID-19.

But Zoom isn't just for the media to ask questions. It can also be a way to connect with the fans. Just look at the Los Angeles Chargers for example. 

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On Wednesday, the team posted a video on social media where they were interviewing fans about their love for the Chargers.

One camera in the Zoom call was just a generic blank picture that shows when a user doesn't have their camera turned on. 

Fans just thought it was a random person there to help record the call. That was until the person decided to turn the camera on. 

How's it going? My name's Justin Herbert and I play quarterback for the Chargers.

Justin Herbert on a surprise Zoom call with fans

"Thank you for being such a big fan and I promise you we're working to get better and we'll be better next year," Herbert told the fans.

As expected, fans were blown away.

As good as some of the initial fan reaction was, the real heart of the video was watching the glow on Herbert's face when fans expressed their love for the young quarterback.


Said one fan, "Justin Herbert is literally our son's idol." A proclamation that blew Herbert away. 

While another told Herbert, "You've been a great role model. 22 years old... you've been amazing."

Herbert was overjoyed and made sure to let the fans know.

"To receive your support throughout the year and to hear your kind words like that, that really means a lot to me."

As Terrell Owens once famously stated with tears in his eyes, "That's my quarterback." 

We feel that. 

You can watch the entire video below.