Chargers’ Justin Herbert is out for the rest of the season

Chargers’ Justin Herbert is out for the rest of the season

Los Angeles Chargers star quarterback Justin Herbert will undergo season-ending surgery today on his broken right index finger. His streak of 62 consecutive games started, the second-longest active streak behind only Buffalo’s Josh Allen (84), will end in Thursday night’s game at Las Vegas.

With four games remaining, Brandon Staley’s team is 5-8 straight up and 4-8-1 against the spread. L.A. will go with backup QB Easton Stick as its starter the rest of the way.

In just his second career appearance after replacing Herbert in this past Sunday’s 24-7 home loss to Denver, Stick completed 13-of-24 passes (54.2%) for 179 yards.

In 13 games this season, Herbert completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 3,134 yards with a 20/7 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He also had 228 rushing yards and three TDs.

In 62 starts since the Chargers took him with the sixth overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, Herbert has connected on 66.6 percent of his throws for 17,223 yards with a 114/42 TD-INT ratio. He also has 911 career rushing yards and 11 TDs.

The Chargers are 30-32 in Herbert’s 62 career starts.

As of early Tuesday afternoon, most books have the Raiders installed as three-point home favorites vs. L.A. on Thursday night. The total was 34 points, while the Chargers were +135 on the money line.