Justin Herbert, the rookie out of the University of Oregon is setting records in the NFL. He was the 6th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Justin Herbert is probably just 1 game away from breaking NFL records. Here’s a more detailed look into this-
Herbert has already tied the rookie passing touchdown record
Herbert currently has 27 passing touchdowns, which has tied Baker Mayfield’s single-season record for touchdown passes by a rookie. Mayfield set the record in 2018.
Justin Herbert just tied to rookie passing TD record. It is Week 15.
— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) December 18, 2020
However, Herbert has a very very high chance of breaking this record, as he still has 2 games left. The 22-year-old will most likely stay with the Chargers for a few years with the talent he has.
How many passing touchdowns will he end the season with?
Herbert can throw for around 5 more touchdowns with the Chargers having 2 more games on their schedule. He has a solid chance to throw 3 touchdown passes against the Broncos defense who allow 26.7 points per game.
However, he will be playing the Chiefs in week 17, who allow just around 20 points per game. So, he will most probably be limited to around just 2 passing touchdowns, thus ending the season with 32 passing touchdowns.
Herbert might even break this Veteran Quarterback’s season-high passing touchdowns record.
Philip Rivers had 34 passing touchdowns in 2008, which is the most he has ever thrown for in a season up till now. It is possible that Herbert could tie or beat this in his rookie year.
It would be incredible if Herbert could do this, but he needs 7 more passing touchdowns to do so However, this is possible. For instance, he could throw for 4 touchdowns against the Broncos, and maybe even 3 against the Chiefs.