Old Justin Herbert Photo Proves He's Been a Chargers Fan Since Childhood

Justin Herbert really was a Chargers fan back in the day.
Justin Herbert really was a Chargers fan back in the day. /

It seems like it was just fate for the Chargers to select Justin Herbert with the sixth pick!

Last night, a picture of a young Herbert in a Chargers shirt circulated across Twitter to further show how much the former Oregon quarterback fits in Los Angeles. Herbert, who is originally from the West Coast, had earlier claimed that he was a fan as a child, and this photo proves it, once and for all.

This all makes sense when you think about how good the Bolts were when Herbert was just a young fan. Legends like LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Gates, Shawn Merriman, and the quarterback Herbert will replace, Philip Rivers, led the Charges to multiple playoff appearances and division titles during the Oregon product's childhood.

To further confirm Herbert's destiny, the Rose Bowl offensive MVP surprisingly returned to Eugine after being touted as a top quarterback prospect in last year's draft. At that point, the Chargers were still confident in Phillip Rivers, as they were coming off a playoff appearance, and weren't ready to select his successor. Fast forward one year later, and that all changed.

Combine all of these signs together, and it seems like it was just fate for Herbert to end up in Hollywood. Now, Chargers fans hope he can throw his Bolts jersey back on and lead the team back to the playoffs.