LA Chargers voted to have the best offensive trio in the NFL

When it comes to former Oregon Ducks playing in the pros, it’s hard to find many people who are more loved than Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert.

As a Eugene native who grew up as an Oregon fan, Herbert has been the heart and soul of Duck fans who watch football on Sundays, as his young career has gotten off to an incredibly successful start in just two seasons.

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There seems to be a good chance that it continues as well.

We all know that Herbert has all of the talents in the world, but when you look around him at the rest of the Chargers’ roster, you see a star-studded affair as well.

Recently CBS Sports went about their annual tradition of ranking the best “triplets” in the NFL. By triplets, they mean the combination of quarterback, running back, and either wide receiver or tight end. They had writers and analysts rank the top teams in the league, and averaged out the results.

Herbert and the Chargers came in first place.

QB: Justin Herbert RB: Austin Ekeler WR: Keenan Allen

The Burrow-Chase connection figures to be one of the NFL’s best for a long time, and was nearly enough to nab Cincy the top spot in our rankings. As you can see from the average rankings and the fact that both teams only received votes between first and fourth, our panel considered these two teams the clear cream of the crop, a step above Buffalo. Herbert’s remarkable first two seasons, Ekeler’s breakout as perhaps the league’s best pass-catching running back, and Allen’s year-to-year consistency are likely what earned Los Angeles just a single more first-place vote than Cincinnati, and made the Chargers the No . 1 team in this year’s Triplets Rankings.

With Herbert’s ceiling and already proven skill, plus Eckler’s talent and Allen’s unstoppable ability on the outside, it’s hard to argue with the ranking. On top of that, when you add in the fact that the Chargers have Mike Williams on the outside, it gets to be a scary offense.

Over his first two seasons in the NFL, we’ve seen how special Herbert can potentially be at the next level. If everyone can stay healthy and the Oregon legend continues to trend upwards, we will probably get to see how special it really is.

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