Justin Herbert has been turning heads ever since he took over the starting quarterback role for the Chargers after Tyrod Taylor accidentally had his lung punctured by a team doctor in September. Outside of the 45-0 beatdown the Chargers took from the Patriots earlier in the year, Herbert has looked impressive each time he’s taken the field and caught the attention of even more NFL fans on Thursday in Los Angeles’ win over the Raiders.
Herbert had three total touchdowns in the game, 314 passing yards, and zero turnovers in the Chargers’ 30-27 overtime win on the road.
Colin Cowherd has been a big fan of Herbert this season and while discussing his performance against the Raiders on ‘The Herd’ on Friday, Cowherd made an interesting comparison for Herbert. Instead of singling out a current or former NFL quarterback, he went into an entirely different sport and compared him to none other than Charles Barkley.
Personally, you could give me a full 24 hours coming up with people to compare Herbert to and I would never say Charles Barkley, but hey, unique statements like this are what makes Colin Cowherd, Colin Cowherd.
“Points came easy for Charles Barkley. He can score out, he can score in, he can score in transition, and he could dribble for a big guy,” Cowherd explained during his rant.
I’m not sure what the comparison of dribbling is in terms of football terms, but alright, I guess it works?
Justin Herbert has a Charles Barkley feel to him:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 18, 2020
After Thursday’s performance, Herbert has 27 passing touchdowns this season which is tied for the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. He’ll have a shot to break that record with games against Denver and Kansas City still left on the Chargers’ schedule.