Justin Herbert will embark on a journey to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump in September after a stellar rookie year that got him the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. The Los Angeles Chargers got him some help in the form of first-round tackle Rashawn Slater and his receiving corps will return mostly intact. The strongest factor going against the Chargers this year is the fact they play in the AFC West and have to face Patrick Mahomes twice a year.
Otherwise there's reason to be rather excited about what the Bolts are building, and Max Kellerman is all the way aboard the hype train. He picked L.A. as a sleeper team in the AFC for the 2021 season and then went on to explain why Herbert has the potential to be spoken about in the same breath as Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers.