Chargers QB Philip Rivers feels ‘at peace’ about future with Los Angeles
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is in the final year of his current contract, but the veteran does not seem to be worried about his long-term future in Los Angeles:
“I really just feel at peace about that,” Rivers told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “Tom (Telesco) and I had really good conversations throughout the last couple months. I think it’s sincere, the both of us, really desire I’m still a Charger in 2020.
“I think that sincerity will make it all work out. Had it worked out before the regular season got started, I’d have been fine with it, but it didn’t. Shoot, hey let’s just wait and it kinda worked best for both sides to do that. I really feel good about it. I’m in a good place.”
Rivers is earning $11 million this season.
The 37-year-old is now in his 17th year with the Chargers after beginning his NFL career with the franchise all the way back in 2004. He took over as the full-time starter following Drew Brees’ departure to the New Orleans Saints in 2006.
Since then, Rivers has made eight Pro Bowl appearances, most recently earning a selection last year after throwing 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.
Of course, Rivers will always be compared to the other two top quarterbacks in his draft class, Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. While both Manning and Roethlisberger have a pair of Super Bowl wins to their name, Rivers has yet to even play in a Super Bowl.
He may have a shot this season, as the Bolts have championship aspirations.
Rivers completed 25 of his 34 passes for 333 yards, three touchdowns and a pick in LA’s Week 1 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.