Justin Herbert is about to get paid big money.
After three impressive seasons, Justin Herbert has begun contract negotiation talks with the Chargers, and head coach Brandon Staley called for patience while they work on a deal with their QB.
“[We’ve got to] just be patient,” Staley told the media at the NFL owners meetings about when a deal would get done. “But the major takeaway is that Justin Herbert is going to be our quarterback, and we’re so excited that he is leading our franchise.”
General Manager Tom Telesco went on SiriusXM NFL Radio and confirmed the team was going to pay Herbert big money because he’s “earned” it.
“I don’t have an update on it,”. “There’s a lot that will go into it, obviously, with these type of contracts and the amount of numbers that it’s going to be. It’s just a good problem to have to know you have a franchise quarterback that’s now moving into a veteran franchise quarterback. There are a lot of good things that come with that. Now, the flip side is, we’ll build the team a little bit differently. We’ll transition to that in the next couple of years.
“I’m not losing a lot of sleep over it. Yeah, I know the numbers are going to be big. He’s earned it, but we think we can win a Super Bowl with him. That’s a good problem to have. We’ll get it done at some point, and then we’ll go from there.”