Chargers Star makes bold comparison between Aaron Rodgers and Justin Herbert
Corey Linsley has one of the most important jobs on the football field as a center on the offensive line. Luckily for him, he had the opportunity to block and pass the ball to future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers and one of the NFL’s rising stars in Justin Herbert.
Linsley, who previously spent six seasons tossing the ball to the Packers star, joined the Chargers ahead of the 2021 season. With experience playing under both quarterbacks, the second-team All-Pro center says Herbert has the same “perfectionist, fire-like type attitude” as Rodgers, which bodes good for the young quarterback heading into his third season in the NFL.
“He just has that… ‘I want to be the best I can be,’ Linsley said on SiriusXM NFL radio. “I want my team to be the best and I won’t let anything stop me. …Aaron [Rodgers] has that same…fire, perfectionist type attitude…that competitive fire inside of him. And that’s what Justin has.
Rodgers’ “perfectionist” mindset helped him win his fourth MVP title of the 2021 season, the second in league history behind Peyton Manning, who has five. Rodgers joined Manning, Jim Brown, Joe Montana and former teammate Brett Favre as the only players to win back-to-back MVP awards in NFL history. Last season, Rodgers threw for 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions.
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Herbert, who threw for 31 touchdowns and became the fourth rookie to eclipse 4,000 yards in a single season in 2020, surpassed his freshman stats and recorded more than 5,000 passing yards and 38 touchdowns in his second season .
Herbert doesn’t produce these stats based on his athleticism and talent, according to Linsley.
“He [Herbert] watching more movies than I’ve ever seen, he’s in the weight room doing pull-ups with weights… I mean it’s 24/7 and that type of state of mind speaks to the type of player he is going to be,” the center said.
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