Was the first Oregon Duck quarterback to start as a true freshman since Chris Miller in 1983.
Justin Herbert is very athletic for his 6’6” 231-pound frame and he can make long plays with his feet. He could play in an RPO system early. Had a long touchdown run against Arizona. He has a good arm and can reset himself in the pocket and make accurate throws all over the field. Does an excellent job of being creative when the play breaks down. Very accurate on the run.
Needs to improve on working through his progressions quickly. He can at times lock onto his first. Needs to learn to throw the ball away when there is nothing there. Needs to improve on his overall decision making. He is not a vocal leader, but he is growing into one. Missed 5 games in 2017 with a broken collarbone. Suffered a broken leg in his junior year of high school.
Herbert possesses an excellent combination of arm talent and athleticism. By nature he is an introvert so he has a quiet leadership style. If he decides to enter the 2019 NFL draft then he could be one of the first quarterbacks taken off the board.
October 8, 2016 – Started as a true freshman against fifth-ranked Washington.