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Chargers Daily Links: Herbert debuts at No. 25 in CBS Sports’ QB power rankings

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While most sites and NFL writers provide their own takes on the traditional “power rankings” where they rank all 32 teams in the league from worst to first, Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports is putting his own spin on the tradition. Instead of the entire team, Benjamin is simply ranking each franchise’s quarterback based on their latest performance.

After Week 2, and just one game, Justin Herbert makes his debut with a spot at No. 25. Here’s what Benjamin had to say about his placement.

“Anthony Lynn insists Tyrod Taylor will be the Chargers’ guy when healthy, but it seems more likely Herbert will get another start in Week 3. And he should. The rookie is bound to rely a little too much on his arm talent in tight spots, but he also looked surprisingly NFL-ready against Kansas City. His presence makes the Chargers better.”

In his first career game, Herbert threw for 311 yards, ran and passed for a score, and threw one interception. He also breathed new life into an offense that looked fairly stagnant against the Bengals in Week 1. With another stellar performance against one of the NFL’s weakest defenses, Herbert could find himself in the top 20 this time next week.

Now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Listen to the latest Chargers Weekly with Chris Hayre (

Check out the latest injury report from Thursday’s practice (

Gavino Borquez highlights what the Panthers are saying about Justin Herbert (Chargers Wire)

Jason Reed believes the Chargers will set a season-high in points against the Panthers (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

The B/R NFL Staff predicted their winners from Week 3 (Bleacher Report)

Josh Edwards published another early 2021 mock draft (CBS Sports)

OBJ admits that he doesn’t think he’ll have big numbers this year (Pro Football Talk)

Mike Triplett and Rob Demovsky try to understand why Rodgers/Brees haven’t won more Super Bowls (ESPN)

Cody Benjamin updated his QB power rankings for Week 3

Ryan Fitzpatrick made history in win over the Jaguars (ESPN)