Chargers QB Philip Rivers expected to be in Los Angeles ‘awhile’
Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco is currently gearing up for the 2019 NFL Draft while the front office executive still managed to praise veteran quarterback Philip Rivers just days before the annual event. Though the Chargers are not ruling anything out ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft, Telesco doesn’t foresee the aforementioned Rivers going anywhere any time soon.
“He’s playing at a really high level right now,” Telesco said in his pre-draft press conference on Monday, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “My expectation is he’s going to be here awhile. I haven’t seen any different.”
It is also worth noting that the Chargers have a pretty good backup quarterback in Tyrod Taylor as well.
“Pretty happy with our quarterback room,” Telesco added. “But you have to [keep an open mind about drafting a quarterback]. . . .You always have to be looking toward the future. That’s just natural with where Philip is. But Philip had a career year last year, and he’s really showing no signs of descending. We’re very happy with Tyrod. We feel like we have two starting-level NFL quarterbacks, which is important for us right now. We have a good football team and now we have two quarterbacks we feel like we can win with, and we also have Cardale [Jones], who we still think has the developmental qualities we like a lot. So it’s a good group right now.”
The Chargers will be looking to return to the postseason in 2019-20, though the road won’t be easy with the surging Kansas City Chiefs also in the AFC West division.