Chargers’ QB Justin Herbert Embraces Boundless Possibilities with New Contract
According to NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers have reached an enormous long-term agreement that would make him the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL by average pay. The quarterback of the Chargers received a big salary, which clarified the team’s identity. The $262.5 million deal also gave Herbert confidence that his destiny was predetermined.
Regarding total money and average yearly compensation, Herbert’s five-year, enormous multimillion-dollar contract tops Lamar Jackson’s April agreement with the Ravens. The Chargers announced their new contract would continue until the 2029 NFL campaign.
According to the club’s official transcript, “I think I just get to play football now,” he remarked on Wednesday. “I think the best part is that I get to play free. I get to play fearless. We get to go out there and play our type of ball. I know we’re a tough team when we’re playing at our best. These next couple of weeks of getting together, working together, I think they’re going to be huge for us. We’re going to show a lot of improvement.”
Theoretically, Herbert might have postponed signing a new contract. He could have completed the remaining two years of his deal, albeit for a pittance compared to his worth, and allowed other quarterbacks to start again.
With a guaranteed total of $218.7 million, Herbert can concentrate on leading the Chargers to new heights. The rookie deal for the former Oregon Ducks quarterback has two years left on it and is to pay him around $8.5 million this year and $29.5 million on his fifth-year option contract in 2024.
The Chargers selected Herbert, 25, in the first round (sixth overall) in 2020. Forty-nine out of a potential 50 games have seen him start, and he has thrown for 14,089 yards, 94 touchdowns, and just 35 interceptions. Herbert has also run for 683 yards and six TDs in his three seasons.
“I’ve never wanted to be anywhere else,” he declared. I’m extremely pleased to be back with the team today. The team is where I’ve wanted to be for as long as I’ve been playing football.
With Herbert at the helm, the Chargers are 25–24. They qualified for the playoffs the previous year but lost to the Jaguars in the wild-card round after blowing a 27-0 lead.
The NFL as a whole will catch the impact of this deal. It should provide the Bengals and Joe Burrow, a classmate in the 2020 NFL Draft, with a goal range for their discussions in terms of money, and it wouldn’t be stunning if Burrow surpassed Herbert’s financial numbers if and when he and the Bengals can come together on their deal.
Enter Kellen Moore: Chargers Offensive Coordinator
The Chargers’ attack might be even more dynamic in 2023 with new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, especially with a “fearless” Herbert at the helm. The Chargers want a more reliable run game with more explosive plays all around. They believe that Moore will take Herbert and this offense to new heights because he can accomplish both goals.
Since being appointed in late January, Moore generated interest in the potential structure of the offensive. He received overwhelmingly positive evaluations, including commendations from quarterback Justin Herbert and wide receiver Keenan Allen. Moore has a track record of success and demonstrated his ability to deliver what Bolt’s offense requires.