Philip Rivers Makes Final Decision Regarding Chargers Future
Philip Rivers made a final decision regarding his Chargers future on Sunday.
According to Rivers, he is not retiring. That means either Los Angeles can try to bring him back or not – but either way he plans on playing in the NFL in 2020.
Rivers, 38, wrapped up an underwhelming 2019 campaign on Sunday with yet another defeat. The loss brought LA’s record on the season to 5-11.
Philip Rivers said he would consider playing for a team other than the #Chargers. At this point, he said, retirement is not really an option.
— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) December 29, 2019
A lot of people had the Chargers pegged as a dark horse contender for the Super Bowl this year, so obviously missing the postseason altogether is not the result anyone expected.
As far as personal performance goes, Rivers had a year that was difficult to judge.
On one hand he completed more than 65 percent of his passes for 20 scores and 4,300 yards.
Then again, he was also very careless with the ball and ended up throwing 18 interceptions. Moreover, his mobility continued to be an issue. Rivers has now been sacked at least 30 times in nine of the last 10 years.
The ball is now very clearly in LA’s court. If the Chargers want Rivers back, they are going to have to tell him. If not, then there are plenty of quasi-playoff contenders who would love a competent quarterback to lead their offense.