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Drew Brees Heaps Praise Onto Justin Herbert

Larry Rupp
Former NFL quarterback Drew Brees heaps praise onto Los Angeles Chargers starter Justin Herbert.
Former NFL quarterback Drew Brees heaps praise onto Los Angeles Chargers starter Justin Herbert. / John McCoy/Getty Images
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Los Angeles Chargers fans cannot help but be excited about the future of the team under reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Justin Herbert. The second-year quarterback is receiving a lot of praise from players across the league so far, including legendary signal-caller and recent retiree Drew Brees.

Brees visited Chargers' practice on Wednesday while taking part in his new role as an analyst for NBC Sports. The future Hall of Famer said it was only the third time he has encountered Herbert, but he certainly had a lot to say about the 23-year-old.

"I think his physical tools are as good as anybody I've ever seen. By all accounts, he's a great worker. He's got great leadership qualities, he's got a lot of intangibles. So I think the sky's the limit for a guy like him."

Drew Brees on Justin Herbert

That is some top notch praise from a player that knows what it takes to be a star in the NFL. Herbert dazzled during his rookie season and has the skill set to excel in the NFL for years to come. In fact, he set multiple rookie records including touchdown passes (31), completions (396) and 300-yard games (8).

These two offensive leaders met head-to-head back in what was Herbert's fourth career start. The Chargers leader seemingly outplayed Brees by tossing four touchdowns and no interceptions, but the veteran got the last laugh as the Saints came out on top in overtime by a score of 30-27.

Brees' retirement goes hand in hand with the ushering of new young QBs into the NFL. Herbert is just one of many, but Brees is a big fan. The Chargers head into the fall with high hopes and currently have odds set at +126 to make the playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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