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On Thursday morning, the NFL announced the winners of their Player of the Month awards, and Chargers fans will be ecstatic to wake up and learn that quarterback Justin Herbert was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for his performance in the month of October.
Through three starts this past month, Herbert threw for 901 yards and 10 touchdowns to just one interception. He also rushed for 88 yards on the ground and added one more score.
Some other stats of note: Through his first five starts, he has joined Patrick Mahomes as the only other quarterback to throw for 250+ yards in all five. His quarterback rating of 122.2 also set a new NFL record for a rookie in the month of October with at least 50 pass attempts.
In his most-recent victory over the Jaguars, Herbert became the first rookie quarterback to ever throw for over 300 yards, pass for three touchdowns, and rush for another in a win. The Bengals’ Joe Burrow also joined Herbert in meeting all of that criteria this past week but failed to come out on top against the Browns.
Herbert joins offensive tackle Marcus McNeill (September 2006) and running back LaDainian Tomlinson (September 2001) as the only other Chargers rookies to win the award.