Justin Herbert entered Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs almost assured of making history.

Through the Chargers’ quarterback’s first 28 career games, he’d thrown for 8,158 yards with a 3:1 touchdown to interception ratio. Despite a rough start to the game overall, Herbert set the all-time NFL record for passing yards in a quarterback’s first 2 seasons with an early second-quarter toss.

Last week, Herbert also became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 30 or more touchdowns in each of the first 2 seasons of their career. The former Oregon Duck entered Thursday night’s game 4th in the NFL in passing yards and 3rd in touchdowns thrown, behind only Matthew Stafford and Tom Brady.

The career is still incredibly young, and already Herbert has inserted himself into rarified air in the league record books and into the conversation for one of the league’s top quarterbacks. The Chargers are 8-5 and battling the Chiefs for the lead in the AFC West.

Herbert was the 6th overall pick by the Chargers in the 2020 NFL Draft after a standout career in Eugene.