Once a young starter with a promising future in the Chargers, 41-year-old Drew Brees is now a longtime remarkable New Orleans Saints who is fighting for Canton with high hopes for further championship achievement before reaching there.
After the dramatic victory of the “saints” with 30-27 extra time against the chargers on Monday night, Breeze left victorious and impressed by the young gunsmith who opposed him.
“I told him I was really impressed with him … he has a really bright future,”
In fact, Herbert was an impressive, shining light amid a faint loss of Bolts. The Oregon product bent the strength of his arm, his ability to throw in motion, and his calmness in the clutch. Given that, Herbert completed 20 of his 34 passes for 264 yards, no interceptions, a 122.7 QB rating and four touchdowns – the last first for Football on Monday night for a rookie.
In addition to the high praise from the Saints record holder, Herbert also collected good words from the opposing coach.
“He’s a good young talent,” Saints coach Sean Peyton told NOLA.com’s Luke Johnson. “You don’t feel like you’re playing against a young player. He’s a man who takes the ball out of his hands. I think he has a promising future and he’s impressive to watch.”
Herbert hardly looked like a rookie in the starting half, stringing three triple passes for 20-3, perhaps the most impressive of a 17-yard laser to Keenan Allen, in which Herbert rolled to the right to escape a pair of speeding. saints with bad intentions and shoot six points until it spreads.
Herbert did indeed make mistakes for the rookie in unreasonable incompleteness, which could have turned out to be worse and dug up. Like chargers in general, it cooled late in the second quarter and in the third stanza. But after Brees and the Saints came together for 17 consecutive points to equalize, Herbert threw his biggest focus – and probably his easiest throw – when he hit Mike Williams on a 64-yard bomb to get the Bolts back , 27-20.
Four starts in his thriving NFL career, Herbert has nine touchdowns and 1,195 yards in the air. But there is one very impressive statistic that remains as it is 0-4 as a starter. Thus, no matter how much the praise of Breeze and Peyton was a feather in the hat, this first victory remains unrealized.
“It’s a huge compliment, these are two people I’m very happy about,” Herbert said. “Hearing this from them means a lot, but I would be happy to win. And unfortunately it did not happen today and I know that, as I said earlier, we will continue through this and keep improving. “
Herbert offered many reasons for praise and a lot of potential for the seasons ahead. Unfortunately, the reality of the present is that he is still looking for his first win and the chargers are 1-4. And tonight the winners will have to be complimented.