According to an official release from the Los Angeles Chargers, superstar quarterback Justin Herbert and the team have agreed to a hefty five-year, $262.5 million deal extension. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the financial parameters.
The announcement comes just one day before the Chargers' training camp, and it means that the Chargers will keep their 25-year-old quarterback in Southern California until 2029.
Herbert is currently the highest-paid player in the NFL, with a salary of $52.5 million, much above the $31.6 million earned by Los Angeles Rams standout defensive end Aaron Donald.
In three seasons with the Chargers, the quarterback has a 25-24 record (with one playoff loss). Herbert has passed for 14,089 yards,
His Total QBR of 64 has also ranked fourth in the National Football League since his rookie season in 2020, according to ESPN.
In other words, my man is deserving of his compensation.