Former Oregon QB Justin Herbert is garnering major attention ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa are regarded as two of the top QB prospect in the 2020 draft class. But many consider Herbert the third or fourth best passer and still project him as a top-10 pick.
It’ll be interesting to see where the former Duck ends up – the latest report may be hinting as to which team Herbert will be playing for in 2020. The 6-foot-6 QB has spent his entire football career on the West Coast and that may not change upon his arrival in the NFL.
Herbert has FaceTimed both the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders over the past week, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport:
With no pre-draft visits due to Coronavirus, teams have turned to FaceTime meetings with prospects instead. For instance, #Oregon QB Justin Herbert has a video call with the #Raiders today, and he’s spoken with the #Chargers, too. Everyone is adjusting to new realities.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 30, 2020
Herbert’s been linked to the Chargers this entire offseason. The Chargers need a quarterback after Philip Rivers’ departure to the Indianapolis Colts. Tyrod Taylor is now the expected starter, which could allow Herbert to learn the offense in a backup role during his rookie season.
The Raiders are another interesting option. Derek Carr and another former Oregon QB, Marcus Mariota, are expected to battle it out for the starting gig. With two QB options already in the fold, it’s unclear why Jon Gruden would go after yet another passer.
Herbert’s landing spot is starting to become clearer as the draft approaches.