By 750 The Game Staff
Former Oregon Ducks star Justin Herbert is now the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history.
At least for now.
The Los Angeles Chargers and Herbert agreed to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday, totaling $262.5 Million. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported news of the extension, which comes a day before the Chargers open training camp on Wednesday.
Herbert’s deal tops the former market-setting deal Lamar Jackson signed with the Ravens, five years and $260 Million, and Jalen Hurts before that, five years and $255 Million with the reigning NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Football eyes turn to Joe Burrow in Cincinnati as the next major domino for NFL QB contracts.
Herbert played at Oregon from 2016-19, leading the Ducks to a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin his senior year. He was the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Chargers. He was the third quarterback taken in that draft behind Burrow (No. 1 to Cincinnati) and Tua Tagovailoa (No. 5 to Miami).
Herbert has a new offensive coordinator in LA this year in Kellen Moore, former Boise State QB and Cowboys playcaller. Moore is the third offensive coordinator in Herbert’s NFL career, entering his fourth season.