In an interview with the media on Monday, Chargers head coach Brandon Staley revealed that the team has an ongoing contract discussions with star quarterback Justin Herbert.
Herbert, who just finished his third season as the Chargers’ starter, has already cemented himself as one of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks. He boasts an impressive 102 total touchdowns to only 35 interceptions and has thrown for 14,089 yards in his short career.
In 2020, he was awarded Offensive Player of the Year honors, further solidifying his place among the league’s elite.
With Herbert’s impressive resume, it’s no surprise that talks of a massive contract extension are underway. The young quarterback could become the first NFL player to sign a contract with a total value of $500 million, and it would undoubtedly be in the Chargers’ best interest to get the deal done sooner rather than later.
However, guaranteed money could become a sticking point in negotiations, as it has for other star quarterbacks like Lamar Jackson. Despite this potential obstacle, Chargers fans should remain optimistic about reaching a deal with Herbert, as both sides are working hard to find common ground.
As the NFL’s salary cap continues to rise, securing a long-term deal for Herbert could prove to be a shrewd move for the Chargers.
Not only would it keep one of the league’s top young quarterbacks in their uniform for the foreseeable future, but it would also provide stability at the most important position on the field.
For now, Chargers fans can rest assured that discussions with Herbert are ongoing and that both the team and the quarterback are committed to finding a mutually beneficial agreement.
As the negotiations progress, it will undoubtedly be interesting to see what kind of deal ultimately gets done and how it will impact the future of the franchise.