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Chargers owner says new Philip Rivers deal ‘will happen’

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It’s been open knowledge for a few weeks now that the Los Angeles Chargers would like to get an extension done for quarterback Philip Rivers.

Although Chargers general manager Tom Telesco has said there’s no timetable for a deal to get done, Rivers himself is not agitating for a new deal just yet.

But while that deal’s arrival doesn’t seem imminent at this time, Chargers owner Dean Spanos has assured everyone that it will indeed get done eventually.

“It’s gonna happen, it will happen,” Spanos said about re-signing Rivers, per Gilbert Manzano of the OC Register. “We have an understanding, as long (Rivers) wants to be here, we want him here. We love Philip Rivers, you can’t say enough great things about him. I don’t think the contract issue is a big thing for us or for him.”

Rivers, who has spent his entire 15-year NFL career with the Chargers, is in the final year of a four-year extension he signed in 2015 and is owed $16 million this season.

The 37-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down. He just had a terrific season in 2018 as he completed 68.3 percent of his passes and threw for 4,308 yards with 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Thanks to Rivers’ strong play, the Chargers went 12-4 and made it back to the postseason for the first time since 2013.

Rivers is clearly a franchise legend at this point, and it appears both he and the team would like that he end his career as it began — as a Charger.

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