A match against the Raiders led to a finger fracture for NFL quarterback Justin Herbert. Remarkably, he persevered and played the entire game without missing a single snap despite the injury. Fortunately, it seems that managing his injury will be less complicated. He had the advantage of an additional weekend to recover as his team, the Chargers, had a break. Employing a glove on his left hand, he has diligently practiced twice this week and has expressed his intention to wear one during the game on Monday.
Who Is Justin Herbert?
Justin Herbert is a professional football player for the Los Angeles Chargers in the National Football League (NFL). As a native of the United States, he serves as the quarterback for the Chargers. Standing at a height of 1.98 metres and weighing 107 kilograms, Herbert began his professional career after being selected by the Chargers in the 2020 draft. He was born to Holly and Mark Herbert on March 10, 1998 in Oregon.
Justin Herbert Amateur Career
Herbert played baseball, basketball, and football with vigour while attending Sheldon High School. He had an outstanding senior season, rushing for 543 yards and 10 touchdowns and passing for 3,130 yards and 37 touchdowns. He was named to the first team of the state and was named the offensive player of the year for the Southwest Conference for his exceptional play.
Herbert joined the University of Oregon in 2016 and participated in collegiate football with the Oregon Ducks from that year until 2019. In October 2016, when the Ducks faced their bitter rivals, Washington, he became the first true freshman at Oregon to start as quarterback since 1983. With just four interceptions in eight starts, he threw for 1,936 yards and 19 touchdowns, showcasing his skills as the starting quarterback following the season’s fifth game.
In addition to his throwing abilities, Herbert also excelled in rushing, scoring five touchdowns and gaining 183 yards on 44 carries. He also achieved academic excellence, maintaining a grade-point average of 4.08 in biology, which earned him a prestigious spot on the first team of the CoSIDA Academic All-American. His final year at the University of Oregon was his most impressive, with 3,471 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, and four rushing touchdowns. He graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in general science.
Justin Herbert Professional Career
In the first round of the 2020 NFL Draught, Herbert was chosen as the sixth overall pick by the Los Angeles Chargers. He inked a four-year rookie deal with a fully guaranteed salary of $26.6 million in July 2020. He played in Week 2 of the 2020 season in September 2020 against the Kansas City Chiefs, making his NFL debut. In the end, he gained 311 passing yards, one touchdown, one interception, and one point on the ground.
With 4,336 passing yards, 31 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions, he wrapped up his rookie season on a winning four-game run. His peers placed him 56th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021, and he was chosen to the NFL All-Rookie Team. 15 interceptions, 5,014 passing yards, and 38 throwing touchdowns were all franchise milestones set by Herbert in the 2021 campaign.
With a seasonlong completion yardage of at least 5,000 yards, Herbert became the first quarterback in franchise history. On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022, he came in at number forty among his teammates. The fifth-year option on Herbert’s contract was selected by the Chargers in April 2023. A $262.5 million five-year deal that runs through the 2029 season was inked by him in July.
Is Justin Herbert Married?
Herbert is not married. He has never been married and is not engaged to anyone. However, it is widely known that he is in a romantic relationship with Taylor Bisciotti, a sideline football reporter associated with ESPN.