Chargers Reveal They Are Done With Philip Rivers
The LA Chargers reveal they are done with Philip Rivers in a new report.
Rivers, 37, appears to be on the outs with the franchise that he has been synonymous with for the past 16 years.
According to a new report from Jason La Confora of CBS Sports, sources have revealed to him that the Chargers will likely part ways with Rivers come year’s end.
This season Rivers has thrown for 3,169 yards, 15 touchdowns and 14 picks. He has completed just over 64 percent of his passes and has been sacked 23 times, too.
As one of the premiere quarterbacks in the league over the past two decades, Rivers is undoubtedly held to a higher standard than some. That said, by any standard you want to use, he is not the same quarterback this year.
His QBR puts him at No. 23 in the league and his passer rating puts him at No. 22.
Sources have told La Confora that “there is a very real chance that Philip Rivers is not back with the Chargers in 2020.”
Furthermore, the same sources have offered some pretty interesting reasons outside of quality of play that are impacting the decision.
“Furthermore, Rivers’s lack of interest in promoting the move to Los Angeles — he spends upwards of four hours a day in his car commuting back to San Diego — has not gone unnoticed, either, which some in the organization believe could be a critical element moving forward,” La Canfora writes.
The Chargers’ 4-7 mark in a year where many thought they might compete for a Super Bowl berth no doubt does not help Rivers’ cause.
Will Los Angeles ultimately part ways with Rivers?
We’ll find out once and for all come season’s end.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.