Justin Herbert becomes first rookie to throw 4 TDs on Monday Night Football originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
In the first primetime start of his NFL career, Justin Herbert showed the world why Los Angeles made the correct call drafting him sixth overall during the 2020 NFL Draft.
While he was 0-3 as the starter heading into Monday night, those losses weren’t his fault having narrowly lost duels against Patrick Mahomes, Teddy Bridgewater, and Tom Brady.
Well, add Monday’s game to the list as the former Oregon Ducks signal-caller nearly broke through, but ultimately lost 30-27 on overtime to Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Herbert was electric throwing for four touchdowns, three in the first half, 264 yards, and 7.8 yards per attempt for a quarterback rating of 122.7. He threw touchdown passes of 17 yards, 4 yards, 3 yards, and 64 yards respectively.
His four touchdowns are the most by a rookie in Monday Night Football history.