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Justin Herbert is one of the most intriguing names to talk about right now all through the NFL. He is coming off three historic seasons with LA where be broke multiple offensive records and finally willed the franchise back to the postseason.

Ahead of a 2023 campaign where he will look to go even further and place himself with the likes of Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes, he will also be granted a huge extension very soon. 

Therefore, we understand why opposing franchises may try to downplay his stature at this point in his career. We know he doesn't have the playoff success that other legendary QB's do but Chargers' GM Tom Telesco has made it very clear that their front office believes in Herbert to lead them to the promised land.

Well, the 2023 NFL schedule was just released and Chargers fans found out that their squad will be taking on the Miami Dolphins in week one. This means that Herbert will get to face off against another QB that was also selected just one spot ahead of him in the 2020 draft.

This would be none other than Tua Tagovailoa, who has been on teams that have performed very similarly to Herbert's. In 2020 and 2021, he won more than games than he lost and then went down in the wild card series in 2022 just like the Chargers.

However, when it comes to the numbers side of things between these two young QB's, Herbert comes out on top and it isn't really close. He has more games played but that should not be used as a knock as he significantly has more touchdowns, passing yards, completions to his name than Tua.

However, @NFLNotify on Twitter opted to pull up some stats only from the 2022 season that they believe show that the skill gap between the two is very close.

Herbert played the 2022 season with multiple injuries and still stayed very close to Tua in all of these categories. And, like I said, when you look at their entire careers, LA's own is far superior.