Justin Herbert is the franchise quarterback for the Chargers, and whether they like it or not, they will have to compensate him accordingly.
Justin Herbert, the quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers, is likely enjoying this offseason while relaxing in a lawn chair. Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles and Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens both signed mega-deals in the past month, and their agreements have raised the bar for quarterback contracts.
Herbert, along with fellow 2020 first-round pick Joe Burrow, represents a young quarterback who is eligible for his own lucrative contract. Hurts, Jackson, and a few others helped pave the way for Herbert’s big payday.
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco recently pointed out that all that glitters is not what it seems, however.
Telesco was asked how previous QB deals may have affected the ongoing negotiations with Herbert, and the main takeaway is that he’s not sweating it too much.
“I wouldn’t say there is any quarterback contract out there that is a blueprint — I wouldn’t say that at all. But like anything else, there’ll be contracts that’ll be talked about, and we’ll cherry-pick some things out of that contract we like…. But in the end, we’ll get to a compromise at some point. Something that works for everybody.”