Posted: 1/20/2020 6:44 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is set to become a free agent at the end of the league year and recently moved from San Diego to Florida in order to be closer to his family in Alabama. The combination of the two is fueling 'a lot of buzz' that Rivers may be a potential target for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
Posted: 1/03/2020 12:42 am UTC
Los Angeles QB Philip Rivers can still be one of the league's premier starters, according to general manager Tom Telesco Thursday, Jan. 2. 'He can still compete at a top-starter level,' Telesco said Thursday, via Daniel Popper of The Athletic. Telesco went on to say 'There's no doubt' the Chargers would like to sort out Rivers' contract before the start of the new league year March 18, when he's set to become a free agent.
Huddle Up: Rivers passed for more than 4,200 yards for a seventh straight season in 2019, but he threw 23 touchdowns against 20 interceptions. Tyrod Taylor and Easton Stick are the other two quarterbacks on the Chargers' roster, but they also have the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and could look to use the selection on one of the top available QBs and move on from a 38-year-old Rivers.
Posted: 12/29/2019 10:15 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he is not considering retirement at this point and would be willing to play for another team next season.
Huddle Up: Rivers finished this season with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions but was one of the league leaders in passing yards. He probably will be the starting quarterback for a team next season but may only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2020.
Posted: 12/27/2019 10:43 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Rivers has thrown for at least 279 yards in four of the last five games but has posted seven touchdowns and eight interceptions during that span. He probably should be avoided in all fantasy leagues this week.
Posted: 12/27/2019 10:11 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers OT Russell Okung (groin) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs. LB Denzel Perryman (ankle), QB Philip Rivers (thumb), RB Justin Jackson (hamstring) and LB Thomas Davis (non-injury) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 27, and have been removed from the injury report.
Posted: 12/26/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers (thumb) was upgraded to a full participant at practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Rivers is good to go for the game Sunday, Dec. 29, against the Kansas City Chiefs. He should be viewed as a low-end QB1 in a tough matchup against the now-strong Chiefs defense.
Posted: 12/25/2019 9:53 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers (thumb) was limited at practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Rivers has thrown just one touchdown against three interceptions over his last two games. He's a low-tier QB1 against a suddenly-strong Kansas City Chiefs defense in Week 17.
Posted: 12/23/2019 3:41 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he wants to continue playing in 2020.
Huddle Up: Rivers is in the last year of his deal, and he had a rough season at 38. It's possible that he lands elsewhere. Either way, he'll be a midrange QB2 in next season's drafts.
Posted: 12/23/2019 3:26 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 27 of his 39 passes for 279 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 16.
Huddle Up: While he didn't throw a touchdown pass, he also managed to avoid throwing any interceptions. Rivers continues to struggle with consistency this year, and it is hard to recommend him for the season finale when he faces a Kansas City defense that picked him off four times earlier this year.
Posted: 12/16/2019 6:03 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 28 of 39 passes for 307 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions during a loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Dec. 15. Rivers also had a fumble returned for a touchdown.
Huddle Up: What an atrocious performance from Rivers and the Chargers on Sunday. The veteran didn't protect the ball at all, and his fumble late in the first half was likely the difference between going in up 13-12 and down 19-10; a deficit from which they never recovered. It honestly wouldn't be shocking to see Tyrod Taylor get some action over the final two weeks as Rivers' decision making has completely abandoned him of late.