The day and the moment Oregon football fans have been waiting to see has finally passed.
The Eugene, Oregon native, hometown hero Justin Herbert has found his new home in the NFL.
With the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers selected who they believe to be the face of the future in Los Angeles, Justin Herbert.
The William V. Campbell Trophy winner, Pac-12 Football Scholar Athlete of the Year, Rose Bowl Offensive MVP, Senior Bowl MVP and Oregon four-year starter is staying on the west coast to begin his NFL journey.
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Weight: 236 pounds
Arms: 32 7/8”
Wingspan: 78 7/8
NFL Combine results:
Broad jump: 123.0 inches
Vertical jump: 35.5 inches
40 Yd. Dash: 4.68 seconds
20 Yd Dash: 4.46 seconds
3 Cone Drill: 7.06 seconds
OUTLOOK ON LOS ANGELES
The Chargers finished last (5-11) in the AFC West in 2019.
2020 is a new story: new uniforms and a shiny new quarterback. Offensively, Los Angeles finished No. 10 in the league in offensive production: 5,879 total yards; 276.6 passing yards per game; 90.8 rushing yards per game; 21.1 points per game. Ahead of the draft, the Chargers have two rostered running backs: Austin Ekeler, four-year RB from Western Colorado State; and Justin Jackson, three-year RB from Northwestern.
Defensively, the Chargers are highlighted by three Pro Bowlers: Safety Derwin James, and defensive edges Melvin Ingram III and Joey Bosa.
Herbert brings the arm and the legs that could fit in nicely in this Chargers offense.
LOS ANGELES QUARTERBACK ROSTER
The Chargers arguably had the biggest offensive move this NFL offseason in a mutual agreement to split with 16-year franchise quarterback Philip Rivers, now with Indianapolis.
That leaves 10-year veteran Tyrod Taylor and second-year quarterback Easton Stick (North Dakota State).
Wide receiver talent does not come short in Los Angeles and it starts with two Bolts in particular: Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, both of which recorded over 1,000 receiving yards in 2019.