Former NFL linebacker and current analyst for Fox Sports Emmanuel Acho has made headlines this season for his takes. In this case, for his strong dislike of Justin Herbert.
But recently, Acho raised eyebrows after calling Herbert a “social media quarterback,” meaning Herbert makes special throws that go viral on social media, which leads to people overlooking his bad moments.
This remark specifically came after last Sunday’s 30-27 loss to the Chiefs, when Herbert threw an interception with 26 seconds remaining that sealed the game.
“On social media, they don’t show you interceptions. That’s not fun,” Acho said. “People aren’t gonna retweet a pick. People aren’t gonna retweet a bad sack. People aren’t gonna retweet a bad decision. That’s who Justin Herbert is, a social media quarterback.”
The Chargers, who have one of the best social media teams in all of sports, made a response on Twitter. They mocked Acho for his comments and created a compilation video of Herbert, including him at the Pro Bowl last year.
Check it out:
SoCiAL mEdiA qUaRtErbAcK pic.twitter.com/lgCrRcJ7QL
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) November 23, 2022