April 23, 2024

Hayden Hurst: You give Justin Herbert a run game, he’ll be able to throw it all over the place

After spending 2023 with the Panthers, Hayden Hurst signed a one-year take care of the Chargers this offseason.

He’s again with a acquainted face in offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who was Hurst’s place coach and OC in the tight finish’s first two seasons. And Hurst may also now catch passes from Justin Herbert, who has displayed his appreciable potential over his first 4 seasons.

On Tuesday, the first day of Los Angeles’ offseason program, Hurst famous that the offense had “a lot of broad strokes from the Baltimore days.”

“They’re relying upon their tight ends, receivers have got to get open,” Hurst stated in his press convention. “It’s going to be a hell of a run game. It’s just cool seeing that playbook pop up there, familiar words, just kind of getting back to my roots.”

Roman has a repute for being able to craft a profitable run sport, which Hurst feels will enhance Herbert’s sport.

“He’s deadly,” Hurst stated of Herbert. “I mean, you give him a run game and he’s going to be able to throw it all over the place. I think that’s the one thing — you know, outside looking in — that’s the one thing he hasn’t had, is a consistent run game. I mean, man, we all see what he can do through the air. You pair up a run game with that, I mean, I think the sky is the limit for this place.”

In 13 video games final season, Herbert accomplished 65 p.c of his passes for 3,134 yards with 20 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.