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Colin Cowherd thinks Chargers should start preparing for life after Philip Rivers

Colin Cowherd, Philip Rivers, Chargers

On Thursday night, Philip Rivers could not get out of the way of himself. On the first two drives of the Los Angeles Chargers’ loss to the Oakland Raiders, he threw two interceptions; both by safety Erik Harris with one being returned for a touchdown. On the last drive of the loss, he threw another interception. Colin Cowherd was paying attention.

After his shaky performance on Thursday, FOX’s Colin Cowherd believes the Chargers should be preparing for life after Rivers. Cowherd’s reasoning is that the 37 year old’s game is not well-suited for the current NFL, which demands escapability and athleticism from shot-callers to negate the league’s offensive line downfall.

“I’m watching last night — and he’s lucky those are the only picks he threw,” said Colin Cowherd on Friday. “I don’t know, listen: the Chargers can’t sell tickets in L.A., they need juice. They need juice. And by the way, they are 4-6. They are going to get a top-12, top-15 draft pick. They’ve got two good corners, two good backs, they got real players here. They got two could pass-rushers… This is just not good enough in a division with Patrick Mahomes, Derek Carr and in an AFC with all sorts of good young quarterbacks.”

Rivers’ contract does end after the 2019 season. It is feasible that it will be his last of his NFL career, at least, according to Colin Cowherd. If so, the Chargers could find a quarterback through free agency or the 2020 NFL Draft. What do you think the Chargers should do moving forward? Comment below.