Chasing history: What’s on the line for Chargers QB Justin Herbert?

Gavino Borquez
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What rookie quarterback Justin Herbert is doing this season is like none other, breaking records on a weekly basis and giving fans reason for optimism for years to come.

This past week, Herbert earned his eighth NFL Rookie of the Week honor for his performance against the Raiders, tying the record for most honors through eleven weeks of the season with Ben Roethlisberger.

If Herbert can be named Rookie of the Week twice in the final two games, he will pass Roethlisberger’s all-time mark (9).

However, there’s a lot more notable accomplishments that the rookie can achieve in Weeks 16 and 17.

Herbert just needs one more passing touchdown to own the all-time rookie mark for passing touchdowns thrown (28), which can be done this Sunday against the Broncos.

Herbert is also inching closer to most passing completions in a single season, which is held by Carson Wentz (379). He also has a chance at Andrew Luck’s record for most passing yards in a rookie season (4,374).

Herbert has completed 353 of his 531 passes (66.48%) for 3,781 yards, 27 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. He also has four rushing touchdowns.

Herbert is the current favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year at -800, per BetMGM. Vikings’ Justin Jefferson is second at +500 and Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa is third at +5000.