Justin Herbert will have a base salary of $4,234,376 in 2023, the final year of his rookie contract.
Justin Herbert Contract
The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback is still on his rookie deal after being drafted sixth overall in 2020. He signed a four-year deal worth a guaranteed $26, 578,755.
Justin Herbert Cap Hit
The 24-year-old will carry a cap hit of $8,456,877 in 2023.
Justin Herbert Potential Extension
Despite his under-.500 record as a starter, Herbert has established himself as one of the league’s top young quarterbacks. He’s racked up the most completions and the most games with 300-plus passing yards by any player at this stage in their career. This past season, he joined Hall of Famer Dan Marino as one of just two players in history to reach over 91 touchdowns in their first three seasons. On top of all the milestones, he also led the Chargers to their first playoff appearance since 2018.
The Oregon alum is eligible for a contract extension after the upcoming season. Chargers GM Tom Telesco has expressed interest in keeping Herbert around for a “long time.” He sees him as a franchise quarterback, so there’s no question that the extension is on the table.
His fifth-year option number would likely come in somewhere around $28,000,000. The higher price tag would come with a post-extension long-term deal. Based on other QBs of his caliber, it’s likely that this number would cash in around $40,000,000 to $50,000,000 per year over four to six years.
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