While Justin Herbert has a long career ahead of him before he earns a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his No. 10 Los Angeles Chargers jersey is already on display.
The Hall announced Monday that Herbert’s game-worn jersey from the Chargers 34-28 victory over the New York Jets has a permanent home in the world-renowned museum in Canton.
.@Chargers QB Justin Herbert broke almost every conceivable @NFL rookie passing record during the 2020 season. On display in Canton is his game-worn jersey from Week 11 when he became the 1st rookie with at least 2 TD passes in 7 consecutive games.
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— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) January 11, 2021
In the Week 11 game, Herbert became the first rookie in NFL history to complete at least two touchdown passes in seven consecutive games.
The Oregon product had an amazing start to his NFL career after being thrust into action in Week 2, after a team doctor inadvertently punctured Tyrod Taylor’s lung.
In his NFL debut vs. the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs, Herbert became just the third player in the league’s 101-year history to pass more than the 300-yards and have a rushing TD in his first game.
Despite Anthony Lynn’s hesitance in giving Herbert full control under center, the rookie went on to earn Lynn’s trust after exceeding expectations in his first three starts.
Herbert broke almost every fathomable NFL rookie passing record during the 2020 season, including passing yards (4,336), most passing touchdowns (31), and most completions (396). He was just six yards short of Andrew Luck’s rookie record of 4,374 yards passing.
The Chargers now know that Herbert is their quarterback of the future. Perhaps one day after an illustrious career with multiple Pro Bowls, All-Pro nods and NFL championships, the sixth-overall pick by Los Angeles will secure his football legacy forever with an induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.