Justin Herbert received a massive, massive contract extension Tuesday evening.

The former Oregon quarterback has solidified himself as one of the top signal callers in the NFL across the past few years. And on Tuesday, Herbert was granted a 5-year extension worth a whopping $262.5 million.

This deal makes Herbert the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history based on average annual value according to ESPN.

Herbert has now played 3 full seasons in the NFL after being drafted in 2020. The 25-year old has passed for over 14,000 yards with 94 touchdowns in what has been one of the best starts to a QB career in NFL history.

Herbert surpassed Andrew Luck for the most passing yards through the first 3 seasons of his career. Also, according to ESPN, Herbert and Peyton Manning are the only quarterbacks in NFL history who have thrown more than 25 touchdown passes in their first 3 consecutive seasons. Also, Herbert’s 102 total TDs are the most through a QB’s first 3 seasons in NFL history.

The first few years in Los Angeles were rough, but the Chargers have slowly built around Herbert and made their first playoff appearance since 2018 last season.

It’s no wonder Los Angeles has made signing Herbert’s extension a top priority.