Kellen Moore could help Justin Herbert have best NFL season yet

The Los Angeles Chargers made a much needed move at offensive coordinator this offseason, hiring former Boise State quarterback and Cowboys OC Kellen Moore to replace Joe Lombardi.

Lombardi’s offense was tenth in the NFL last season, but they were horrendous on the ground, with their 89.6 rushing yards per game good for 30th in the league.

Moore will help balance LA’s offensive attack, and while at first glance that may seem problematic for star quarterback Justin Herbert, Locked on Chargers host Daniel Wade believes it could end up being a good thing for the former Oregon legend.

“He could be more efficient and he could have a better season without putting up those stats,” Wade said. “A 40 touchdown season is not out of the question for Herbert. If you’re running the ball well you’re getting more opportunities to score, and Kellen Moore’s offense with the Cowboys was much better in the red zone.”

Sure a more balanced offense likely prevents Herbert from topping the monster numbers he posted in 2021, when he threw for over 5,000 yards and 38 touchdowns, but forcing defenses to respect the run game does free Herbert up a little, and his ability to use his arm and legs will make him an even more dynamic threat heading into his fourth NFL season.


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Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire