The Los Angeles Chargers have reached an agreement with QB Justin Herbert, as per lAdam Schefter. It’s a five-year, $262.5 million extension that ties him to the franchise through the 2029 season.
Herbert’s deal slightly surpasses QB Lamar Jackson’s April extension with the Baltimore Ravens in terms of total money and average salary per year.
In 2022, Herbert led the Chargers into the playoffs with a 10-7 record. He had 4,739 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 68.2 percent completion percentage.
In his first three seasons, Herbert is 25-24 with a playoff loss. He’s thrown for 14,089 yards, 94 touchdowns and only 35 interceptions. Herbert also has rushed for 683 yards and six TDs in 49 games.
The 25 year-old Herbert, was a first-round pick (sixth overall) by the Chargers in 2020. His 14,089 yards surpassed Andrew Luck for the most passing yards through a quarterbacks first three NFL seasons.
Herbert has completed 1,316 career passes, which also is the most in NFL history through a player’s first three seasons.
The signing gives the Chargers the security of having their franchise QB locked up for a while.
Chargers QB Justin Herbert. Photo courtsey of Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images