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Los Angeles Chargers would like to get contract extension done with Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers, Chargers

Philip Rivers is entering the final year of his deal, but the Los Angeles Chargers would like to get a contract extension done with their quarterback, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported.

Rivers is coming off of a terrific 2018 campaign in which he threw for 4,308 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while completing 68.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 105.5 en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

The 37-year-old, who played his collegiate football at North Carolina State, was originally selected by the New York Giants with the fourth overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft, but he was immediately traded to the Chargers in the famous trade that sent Eli Manning to the Giants.

Rivers played behind Drew Brees the first two years of his career, but after Brees left for the New Orleans Saints, Rivers became the Bolts’ full-time starter in 2006, making the Pro Bowl after finishing with 3,388 yards, 22 touchdowns, and nine picks while completing 61.7 percent of his passes and recording a passer rating of 92.

Overall, Rivers has made eight trips to the Pro Bowl during his 15-year tenure with the Chargers, and he has earned selections in each of the last three seasons.

The Decatur, Al. native has also never missed a start for the Bolts since taking over as the primary quarterback in 2006.

Rivers is scheduled to make $11 million next season.

Los Angeles won 12 games and earned a Wild Card berth in the AFC playoffs this past year. It went on to defeat the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card Round before falling to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round a week later.

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