The AFC got a little tougher earlier in the week when the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers completed their trade for Aaron Rodgers.
While Rodgers probably isn’t the best team in the AFC, New York definitely becomes an automatic postseason contender with him in the lead and could ruin the playoff plans of guys like Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. .
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Los Angeles was the No. 5 seed in the playoffs last season after losing the AFC West division to the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Now add Rodgers to a team that already had seven wins with the ever-changing quarterback position and AFC teams will have an even harder time competing for a position.
Herbert is up for the challenge and looks forward to potentially meeting Rodgers next season as the Chargers are set to play the Jets at MetLife Stadium in 2023.
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«He’s a terrific quarterback,» Herbert told Fox News Digital. «Obviously very talented. Being a part of the AFC, it’s always a great opportunity to play those guys. We have a lot of respect for him as a quarterback, as a player and as a leader. The AFC is definitely a tough country.» division, but waiting for the challenges».
Herbert had 4,739 passing yards last season with 25 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. He finished ninth in AP MVP voting but failed to earn a Pro Bowl selection.
Los Angeles was eliminated from the postseason after a brutal loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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They will look to regroup and move on in 2023.