Jim Harbaugh Had Surprising First Justin Herbert Impression

New Los Angeles Chargers head coach Jim Harbaugh had a surprising first impression of QB Justin Herbert.

Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts after winning 2024
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts after winning 2024 / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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There's plenty of positive buzz around the Los Angeles Chargers right now following the hire of head coach Jim Harbaugh. His reputation of being a quarterback whisperer is one massive reason to be excited as he'll now look to work his magic with Justin Herbert.

Many are hoping for big things from this duo, and it looks like this pairing is already starting on a great note.

Harbaugh was interviewed on NFL Today during Sunday's pregame playoff coverage. He told the crew he's spoken with his new quarterback since taking over, and Harbaugh revealed he was even "a little starstruck" talking with Herbert for the first time.

Judging by this admission, the hype around the Harbaugh-Herbert pairing isn't just something those on the outside are feeling. The recent National Championship winner is eager to get started with his new QB, who still has potential waiting to be tapped.

Surely, the feeling is mutual on Hebert's behalf. He's set to work with a coach who is a bonafide winner no matter what level of football he's in. He's coming off a national title at Michigan, and he helped take the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl the last time he was in the NFL.

This hiring should set up Herbert to enjoy the success a quarterback of his talents is expected to have. It's an absolute travesty he's appeared in just one postseason game since entering the league, but Harbaugh is just the person to right that wrong in a hurry.

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