Justin Herbert is coming off an amazing rookie campaign. He broke several rookie quarterback records after stepping in for an injured Tyrod Taylor. He played so well he was awarded the 2020 NFL Rookie of the Year award. Herbert showed the Chargers that he is their quarterback of the future.
Let’s take a look at how many times the Los Angeles Chargers won games against teams with a winning record with Justin Herbert as their starting quarterback.
I started to dive into this stat for every quarterback because the new hot argument is to say that a certain quarterback didn’t beat anyone good. I often see people use this argument to say players like Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford are not good and just put up empty stats.
First off and most importantly, quarterback wins are a team statistic. Secondly, very few quarterbacks in the NFL have a winning record against teams who finished the season above .500 in the league.
What is Justin Herbert’s record against winning teams?
Since entering the NFL in 2020, Justin Herbert is 1-5 (.166) against teams that finished the season with a winning record.
- Chiefs (loss)
- Buccaneers (loss)
- Saints (loss)
- Dolphins (loss)
- Bills (loss)
- Chiefs (win)
Only time will tell if Herbert can bring the Chargers to the promised land. Things can get a little difficult the second season when everyone has the film to study. We will see if he takes a step forward or not. He is on the right track as of now.
What quarterbacks have a winning record against winning teams?
There are currently 6 active NFL quarterbacks with winning records against winning teams.
You can digest that information on your own. The only thing I want you to take away from this is that it is extremely rare to have a winning record against teams that finished the season with a winning record.