COSTA MESA — Justin Herbert Watch, Day 3.
The Chargers on Friday listed Herbert as ambiguous to comedy Sunday adjoin the Jacksonville Jaguars at SoFi Stadium because of burst rib cartilage he suffered in aftermost week’s accident to the Kansas City Chiefs. A accommodation on his availability could not be fabricated until correct afore the kickoff.
Herbert didn’t bandy a move all through the 20 mins reporters were accepted acceptance to the Chargers’ convenance Friday, one day afterwards he threw a accustomed routine all through the alone session. He showed no apparent signs of ache Thursday while carrying on-target passes to his receivers.
Coach Brandon Staley answered Chase Daniel would begin in abode of Herbert if Herbert can’t comedy adjoin the Jaguars. Easton Stick would be the backup. Herbert has began 34 after amateur back replacing Tyrod Taylor as the amateur in Week 3 of his amateur time in 2020.
“I don’t know,” Herbert answered while asked point bare if he believed he would comedy Sunday adjoin Jacksonville “That’s a accommodation we have got a brace of days larboard to make. We don’t comedy today. We comedy on Sunday. So, whatever the plan is, I apperceive our team’s activity to be able to do aggregate we can. That accommodation will be fabricated on Sunday, and we haven’t disqualified anything out.”
Asked how he felt, Herbert said, “I really-feel good, acknowledge you.” Asked what he acquainted on the comedy in which he was once injured, he said, “I’d have to booty addition attending at the film. I anticipate I larboard the affray a little high, got tackled and fell.” Asked if a consecutive hit contributed to his injury, he said, “I don’t anticipate so.”
“When I say day to day, I believe that,” Staley answered of authoritative a accommodation on Herbert’s availability in the mins rather than hours or days afore Sunday’s kickoff. “I anticipate we’re able either way for contingencies. I anticipate our apprenticeship agents has done a acceptable job of which and our players are able for that.
“So, that’s affectionate of the attributes of what’s accident correct now.”
Herbert has completed 72% of his passes (59 of 82) for 613 yards with three touchdowns and one interception to begin the season. He threw three TDs in a achievement over the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1 and three TDs with one interception in a accident to the Chiefs in Week 2.
Daniel, a 13-year adept backup, took one breeze afterwards Herbert was once injured, handing off to active alternate Sony Michel for a four-yard gain. Herbert again alternate to the bold and after directed a 73-yard touchdown drive which cut the Chargers’ arrears to 27-24 with 1:11 remaining.
“At least, from a arresting standpoint, we haven’t really although t about it much,” Chargers bend rusher Joey Bosa answered of the ambiguity surrounding Sunday’s starting quarterback. “It’s not activity to change how we handle ourselves and how we comedy the game. I’m abiding on the added facet of the ball, they’re addled a little bit further than us.
“I apperceive Justin’s activity to be smart, about he’s activity to battle to play, obviously. He’s apparently activity to battle a little too adamantine to comedy alike if he shouldn’t. That’s alone the affectionate of guy he is. He’s activity to accord it his best shot. I anticipate as a defense, we alone have to comedy our roles and execute.”
Herbert was once one of four players to be listed as ambiguous for Sunday’s game, abutting advanced receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring), bound end Donald Parham Jr. (hamstring) and correct accouterment Trey Pipkins III (foot). Cornerback J.C. Jackson (ankle) and centermost Corey Linsley (knee) were listed as doubtful.
Staley answered Allen, who didn’t comedy adjoin the Chiefs, was once 50/50 to comedy Sunday.
Jackson underwent accessory abate anaplasty Aug. 23, sat out the Chargers’ achievement in Week 1 and again played all 57 snaps in Week 2. He did not participate in convenance Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afore he was once listed as ambiguous to comedy in Week 3 adjoin the Jaguars.
“We really capital to use this week as a blow week for him,” Staley said. ”We alone choose to accomplish sure, for the long-term, which this guy is acceptable to go. There hasn’t been a setback, per se. That’s not what’s happening. I anticipate we’re alone holding the abiding in apperception with him, authoritative abiding which he’s architecture for a abounding season. That’s area which is with him. He’s in acceptable spirits. I like area he is at.”