Is Justin Herbert the NFL Rookie of the Year? Buy, Sell, Hold?


The Los Angeles Chargers' Rookie Quarterback, Justin Herbert has to be a top 3 consideration for NFL Rookie of the Year. The former Oregon Ducks quarterback has the NFL numbers to support this claim after he took over in Week two for an injured NFL journeyman, Tyrod Taylor.


Among the contenders for Rookie of the Year are Bengals quarterback, Joe Burrow and Vikings wide receiver, Justin Jefferson. Since Burrows tore his ACL in week 11, Herbert has become a clear favorite to win the award.


The number one overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft started since day one for the Bengals. Joe Burrow, much like Herbert stepped into the role and proved they are franchise quarterbacks. Burrow tore his ACL in week 11 ending his rookie season early. Through 11 games, Burrow passed for 2,688 yards and threw 13 touchdowns, with only five interceptions (Brady has 11 through 12 weeks).


Justin Jefferson, the Vikings (5-6) star rookie receiver has played in 11 games this season, starting in nine of them. Through 11 games, Jefferson has hauled in 52 receptions for 918-yards and six touchdowns. Some journalists believe Jefferson is a clear winner with his stats, but then we look at Herbert's numbers and the case is closed.


After taking over for the veteran Tyrod Taylor in w