The Los Angeles Chargers rookies have their numbers set in stone for the 2021 season.
For months -- maybe a year -- so many were concerned about Rashawn Slater's arms. It didn't matter than the rookie offensive tackle was third team All-Big Ten as a sophomore at Northwestern and honorable mention as a junior, or that he made the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy and was preseason first-team All-Big Ten prior to his senior season. He had shorter than normal arms for his 6-foot-4 ¼, 304-pound frame.
And his 4336 yards passing came up just 36 yards short of the rookie quarterback passing yards record set by Andrew Luck in 2012. Luck played in all 16 games that season. If Herbert was given the chance to play in Week 1, instead of Anthony Lynn insisting that he needed more time to sit and learn, Herbert would own essentially every rookie quarterback statistical record, ever.