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Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers looks to pass against the Las Vegas Raiders | Steve Marcus/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers Are Going All-In With Massive JC Jackson Signing

Justin Herbert, now fully entrenched as the Los Angeles Chargers‘ superstar quarterback as they embark upon their 2022 NFL schedule, really is that good.

There’s a reason he checked in at No. 3 in our rankings of the league’s top 32 quarterbacks heading into the offseason, and nothing has changed to move him down even a single peg.

If anything, he’ll have the ball in his hands even more frequently with Khalil Mack, JC Jackson, Sebastian Joseph-Day, and Austin Johnson helping lift this defense to the proverbial next level. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that the Chargers re-signed Mike Williams, added Gerald Everett, and drafted Isaiah Spiller to surround him with even more offensive weapons.

“I just think there’s a lot to build on. His experiences — I think so much as a young player at quarterback is the inventory of experiences. It’s kind of like being a rookie head coach; you learn so much every single day. And I think Justin building that inventory of the defensive structures, the defensive coordinators that he’s going [against], he’s only going to get better,” head coach Brandon Staley said during a May 5 appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, and it’s hard to disagree.

Herbert threw for 5,014 yards, 38 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions while leading the Chargers to a 9-8 record in 2021, and he’s gearing up to leave those numbers in the dust during an age-24 go-round that could result in a spot atop the AFC West.

2022 Los Angeles Chargers Schedule

1vs. Las Vegas RaidersSunday, Sept. 114:25 p.m. ETCBS
2@ Kansas City ChiefsThursday, Sept. 158:15 p.m. ETPrime Video
3vs. Jacksonville JaguarsSunday, Sept. 254:05 p.m. ETCBS
4@ Houston TexansSunday, Oct. 21:00 p.m. ETCBS
5@ Cleveland BrownsSunday, Oct. 91:00 p.m. ETCBS
6vs. Denver BroncosMonday, Oct. 178:15 p.m. ETESPN
7vs. Seattle SeahawksSunday, Oct. 234:25 p.m. ETFOX
8Bye WeekN/AN/AN/A
9@ Atlanta FalconsSunday, Nov. 61:00 p.m. ETFOX
10@ San Francisco 49ersSunday, Nov. 138:20 p.m. ETNBC
11vs. Kansas City ChiefsSunday, Nov. 204:25 p.m. ETCBS
12@ Arizona CardinalsSunday, Nov. 274:05 p.m. ETCBS
13@ Las Vegas RaidersSunday, Dec. 44:25 p.m. ETCBS
14vs. Miami DolphinsSunday, Dec. 114:05 p.m. ETCBS
15vs. Tennessee TitansSunday, Dec. 184:25 p.m. ETCBS
16@ Indianapolis ColtsMonday, Dec. 268:15 p.m. ETESPN
17vs. Los Angeles RamsSunday, Jan. 18:20 p.m. ETNBC
18@ Denver BroncosTBDTBDTBD

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