Justin Herbert spoke it into existence.
The new face of Chargers football predicted long ago that he'd be living in Los Angeles as an NFL player in a "time capsule" exercise posted by the Chargers on Wednesday.
nine year old justin herbert had it all planned out pic.twitter.com/4BbpmUpDqU
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 29, 2020
(Side note: A 9-year-old reading a Mike Lupica book? Impressive.)
Among the things the former Duck QB predicted: He'd live in LA, he'd be an NFL player and that he would reach his large frame. He did undershoot his height a bit, as he stands at 6-6 now; he said he'd reach 6-3 in his letter.
Luckily for Herbert, the Chargers were in on his destiny and weren't faced with a difficult decision at No. 6 after the Dolphins took Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Los Angeles hopes Herbert will join a long line of Chargers quarterback greatness that features Dan Fouts, Drew Brees and Phillip Rivers.
If there's any extra bit of hope for Chargers fans, it's that Herbert penned one of his biggest pet peeves as "loosing." That's a good thing. Also, he's apparently a Chargers fan, so that's extra adorable, too.
I wonder if Herbert has the lottery numbers?