Justin Herbert has reserved an important place in NFL history after equalizing for the most touchdown passes of a rookie defender in the 30-27 victory of the Los Angeles Chargers overtime over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Chargers defender, projected as the sixth overall pick in the final draft, came into the game against the Raiders with 25 touchdowns and threw two touchdown passes in the first half to tie the mark held by Baker Mayfield.
Herbert connected with Hunter Henry through a 10-yard pass to put the Chargers 7-0 ahead, who went 17-10 at the break after their defender found Tyron Johnson on a 26-foot field. meters for touchdown with 19 seconds left in the second quarter.
After the Raiders tied the score at 24-24 in the fourth quarter and led with a goal in overtime, Herbert hit a yard run with 1:32 remaining in overtime to give the Chargers victory.
Herbert completed 22 of 32 passes for 314 yards and participated in seven games over 300 yards to set a new NFL record for a rookie defender, after defeating Andrew Luck (6) in that line.