Justin Herbert is one of the top prospects in this year’s Senior Bowl, but let’s get one thing straight: he’s not quiet.
Herbert, one of the top prospects in this year’s Senior Bowl held in Mobile, Alabama, has been notoriously known for soft and shy personality during interviews. The Oregon football quarterback, however, silenced his critics when asked what he needs to show on the field Saturday.
“I think people are worried about leadership and me being pretty quiet,” Herbert said in Tuesday’s press conference. “I would say I’m not too quiet. I’ll talk your ear off. There are these things I want to be transparent with and give a good representation of myself.”
Justin Herbert on criticism he’s too quiet: I’m not too quiet. I’ll talk your ear off.— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) January 21, 2020
Says he never took a snap from under center in college and is working on that. #SeniorBowl pic.twitter.com/Hh7cGOGEYO
Justin Herbert, when asked if he’s met with the Panthers, said that’s something he’d like to keep private at this time. pic.twitter.com/p3VOmvWYef— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) January 21, 2020
Herbert also shed light on what he'd be doing if he wasn't pursuing a professional football career.
Justin Herbert says if he wasn’t playing football, he’d want to be a high school science teacher and football coach. #SeniorBowl— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) January 21, 2020
The baby-faced assassin finished his senior season at Oregon with 3,471 yards, 32 touchdowns and just six interceptions and led the Ducks to a victory in the Rose Bowl as offensive MVP.
But some are still questioning Herbert’s eligibility.
Justin Herbert is old enough to walk into a VFW & slam beers. Fascinating. https://t.co/1k9f9qQI76— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) January 21, 2020
wait. Is Justin Herbert 14 years old? If so, that has been very much underreported.— adam (@AZimmerman720) January 21, 2020
Here’s a picture of Justin Herbert in 8th grade. https://t.co/SvPG042HvL— Cleveland Cam (@cleveland_cam) January 21, 2020
Herbert is one of six quarterbacks at this year’s Senior Bowl and will play for the South team coached by the Cincinnati Bengals, who hold the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft. He will be joined by Jalen Hurts of Oklahoma and Steve Montez of Colorado on the South team. The Senior Bowl will take place on Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 11:30 a.m. PT.