750 THE GAME STAFF
The season is over for Justin Herbert. The former Oregon Ducks star will undergo surgery to repair the fractured index finger on his throwing hand, an injury he suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos.
The Chargers are 5-8 and host the Raiders on Thursday Night Football this week. Easton Stick will start at quarterback for the Chargers.
Herbert threw for 3, 134 yards in 13 games this year with 20 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
The no. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Herbert signed an extension with the Chargers before the season for five years and $162.5 Million. It was briefly the richest contract in league history before Joe Burrow topped it with an extension in Cincinnati. Both quarterbacks are out for the season with injury.
Herbert was a four-year starter at Oregon from 2016-19, playing for three different head coaches. He helped guide the Ducks to a 12-2 record and Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin his senior season.