Chargers GM shares Justin Herbert contract update
The Los Angeles Chargers are still sounding optimistic about a long-term contract agreement with Justin Herbert.
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he had nothing new on the topic of a Herbert extension, but conceded that the negotiations are a “good problem to have.” Telesco added that the size of the contract may impact future roster construction, but he did not sound worried about what may be necessary.
.@chargers GM Tom Telesco breaks down the latest with LA's offseason, including a future contract extension for QB Justin Herbert…
"…you know you have a franchise quarterback…we think we can win a Super Bowl with him…"
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“I’m not losing a lot of sleep over it,” Telesco said. “Yeah, I know the numbers are going to be big. He’s earned it, but we think we can win a Super Bowl with him. That’s a good problem to have. We’ll get it done at some point, and then we’ll go from there.”
Thus far, the Chargers’ talks with Herbert have been relatively drama-free. As Telesco said, the numbers will be huge, but they have no intention of letting a franchise quarterback go anywhere else.
If Herbert’s contract causes issues, it might be in terms of keeping other star players. That is a problem Telesco is already being forced to deal with.