After Tyrod Taylor sustained a chest injury during pregame warmups Sunday afternoon, Justin Herbert was given a surprise first career NFL start against the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
While many have been impressed by Herbert's performance, including his former teammates, one person's praise seems to speak louder than the rest.
CBS national broadcaster and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been shocked by how well Herbert has played in his first career start and been handing out a lot of praise while calling the game for a national audience.
Tony Romo, who is calling the #Chargers game, on Justin Herbert:— Rob Proffitt (@BreakinDownFilm) September 20, 2020
“This kid has made great decision after great decision and really just 2 balls were barely high and this is as good a start as I’ve seen in some time. I’m telling you, this kid is for real. He’s special.”
Wow Tony Romo says Justin Herbert is "SPECIAL" pic.twitter.com/S0epqRR0bv— Mark of the Beast (@107round) September 20, 2020
“This kid has made great decision after great decision and really just 2 balls were barely high and this is as good a start as I’ve seen in some time," gushed Romo.
Herbert, who most likely took little to no reps this week with the first team offense, played well in the first half completing 13-20 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown, along with two carries for five yards and a touchdown.
After Herbert threw his first career touchdown pass to Jalen Guyton, Romo was left quite impressed as pointed out by Herbert's former offensive coordinator, Marcus Arroyo.
“This is a rare throw," said CBS' Tony Romo. "I can't believe Herbert looks at him, sees him, looks him inside, moves his body weight, and throws it outside on a strike. That, is high level, Jim." 💯@tonyromo pic.twitter.com/5WNtRXJ9po— Coach Arroyo (@coacharroyo) September 20, 2020
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