Oregon Ducks

Justin Herbert started for LAC and Ducks fans rejoiced

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Ducks fans all entered the 2020 NFL Season with the same question. When will Justin Herbert start for the Los Angeles Chargers?

The Eugene native was selected sixth overall by Los Angeles during the 2020 NFL Draft but the franchise repeated all offseason he would not be expected to start right away.

"There's no pressure on Justin to walk in on Day One," said Chargers general manager Tom Telesco shortly following the draft. "We're not asking him to come in here and carry the football whatsoever. Just asking him to come in, start competing, start learning and we'll take it from there."

Well, that all went out the window when starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a chest injury before playing against Kansas City, which made Herbert the starter in just the second week of his rookie season. 

The move was a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. 

Even Herbert's family wasn't aware that Herbert would start Sunday.

Chargers fans were also falling in love.

It didn't take long for Herbert to put points on the board.

Last time Herbert played in Los Angeles, he had three rushing touchdowns in the Rose Bowl and started right where he left off, running the ball into the endzone for a four-yard score on his opening drive.

Social media rightfully celebrated Herbert's first career touchdown.

Later, Herbert would lose his shoe but continue playing.

Later, Herbert would throw his first career touchdown pass and no one was more supportive than Herbert's former Ducks teammates.

 

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