You disagree. I get it. I have my own opinion. I live in Eugene. I went to the same high school as Justin (though ages before of course.). I’ve seen him play live 7-8 times. I have friends that know his family.
He is a very smart kid, from a great family, with a very good arm, surprising athleticism and all that jazz.
That’s all great but he’s not a natural leader or at least not an alpha male. He doesn’t have that “dog” in him. He’s a little like Stafford in that regard. Also a bit like Joey in that regard though I think Justin does have more natural talent than Harrington did. What I’m saying has nothing to do with his WRs it’s simply how he is wired.
If I’m wrong about this I’ll happily admit it but IMO Herbert is destined for a Chris Chandler like career and that is actually pretty damn good in the grand scheme of things. But I’ll be shocked if he ends up taking the league by storm.
Conversely, Tua has “it.” He has those special ineffable qualities IMO. BUT Tua’s injury history scares the bejesus out of me.
Also, while Herbert has a very nice arm it is clearly inferior to Stafford having watched them both live many times. There is no shame in that. Stafford has special arm talent. Herbert’s arm talent is of course above that of Tua except for one important thing: Tua’s accuracy (much like ‘19 Burrow is off the charts.). It’s like power hitters. Hitting ability allows the power to play up. It’s the same thing with QBs and accuracy. Much like Stafford, Herbert can be accurate but it comes and goes. Personally I think being 6’6” may actually be a disadvantage when it comes to repeating mechanics with precision.
Don’t want to argue with you, NY. I respect your opinion. Respect your football acumen. We agree on a lot of things. We just happen to disagree about Justin Herbert and there is nothing wrong with that.