Justin Herbert has been putting in the work this offseason.
The 24-year-old has spent this offseason working on getting better in all facets of the quarterback position. That includes adding some muscle onto his 6-foot-6 frame.
Herbert told reporters that he is about 245 pounds, which is roughly 10 pounds more than his weight during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.
“Just lifting,” Herbert said when asked about his weight gain. “We’ve just been getting after it. Thankful to [Chargers head strength and conditioning coach] Jonathan Brooks, he’s been leading the charge.”
A Pro Bowler for the first time last season, Herbert is coming off of a 2021 season that saw him throw for 5,014 yards and 38 touchdowns while completing nearly 66% of his passes.
During his first two NFL seasons, Herbert has thrown 69 touchdowns while averaging nearly 4,700 passing yards per season.
In Brandon Staley’s first season in Los Angeles, the Chargers finished 9-8 and were a missed field goal away from making the playoffs in 2021.
The Chargers’ road to the playoffs won’t be any easier this upcoming season as Los Angeles is part of an AFC West division that includes three other teams that have legitimate playoff aspirations.
“I think we focus on ourselves,” Herbert said when asked about the outside expectations. “We’ve done a good job of kind of eliminating that extra noise. There’s going to be a lot of things said about the AFC West. We’re going to do just focus on this house and what we’re doing inside of it.”