Good morning, Chargers fans! Happy Football Sunday, to you and yours!
By the end of this week’s matchup with the Denver Broncos, we’re all HIGHLY LIKELY to have been witnesses to some history. With two games remaining in the 2020 season, Justin Herbert needs just one more touchdown pass to set the record for passing scores by a rookie in a single season with 28, breaking Baker Mayfield’s mark of 27 set in 2018. This is the record we all should plan to see drop today.
On top of that, Herbert needs just five more total touchdowns — he has 31 now — to break Cam Newton’s record of 35 total scores (21 passing, 14 rushing) that he set as a rookie all the way back in 2011.
Lastly, Herbie needs to average 297 passing yards over the final two contests to break Andrew Luck’s record for passing yards by a rookie. He set the record with 4,374 in 2012. Herbert currently sits with 3,781.
The craziest part of typing all of this out is that Hebert’s gotten to this point by playing one less game than either Mayfield, Newton, or Luck, who all played the entire 16-game slate. Should he notch this trifecta of records by season’s end, it’ll be remembered for years to come.
Enjoy the game, everyone. Bolt up!