Posted: 8/16/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not play in the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Aug. 18, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Huddle Up: Not surprisingly, the Chargers are playing it save with their veteran quarterback. Rivers is a high-floor QB2 who will deliver occasional QB1 performances.
Posted: 8/16/2019 10:08 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is likely to play out the final season of his current four-year, $83.25 million contract in 2019 before he and the team address a new deal next offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Rivers will turn 38 before the close of the 2019 regular season, but he is still posting some of the best numbers of his career and has a strong cast of weapons with TE Hunter Henry returning from injury. He's a safe QB2 option.
Posted: 8/08/2019 5:08 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers will be held out of the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8. QB Tyrod Taylor is expected to start and be backed up by Cardale Jones and Easton Stick.
Huddle Up: No surprise here. In the meantime, the 37-year-old Rivers remains a solid QB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 7/26/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers has one year remaining on his contract, and Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said Friday, July 26, that the two sides have discussed an extension. 'We're on the same page with Phil. We've talked about it,' Telesco said on NFL Network. 'He's our leader now and in the future. And we're in a good place. We'll still have those talks, but really right now we're focused on and he's focused on playing. Behind the scenes we'll probably have some talks but right now we're getting ready for the opening game with the Colts. But like I said, he's our quarterback now and in the future and I couldn't be more happy to have him right now.'
Huddle Up: Rivers will be 38 before the 2019 season ends, but he remains a high-end QB2 to covet in fantasy drafts if you wait on quarterback.
Posted: 6/12/2019 11:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is not expected to receive a lot of snaps in the preseason and could sit out the entire preseason to make sure he is ready for the regular season.
Huddle Up: Rivers has been one of the more consistent quarterbacks over the last several years and does not need to preseason snaps to prepare for Week 1. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 5/06/2019 11:05 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he is not worried about his contract situation and is willing to play out the last year of his current contract.
Huddle Up: Rivers has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in each of the last six seasons and has thrown 25 or more touchdowns in each of the last 11 seasons. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/25/2019 7:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is taking a 'year-by-year' mentality to his playing future but believes he has a 'handful' of seasons left, according to comments he made during a recent interview with XTRA 1360 San Diego.
Huddle Up: Rivers is entering the final season of the five-year contract he signed in 2015 and just turned 37, but he played at an MVP level for a while in 2018, finishing with 4,308 passing yards, 32 touchdowns and a 105.5 passer rating to go along with a 68.3 completion percentage. With the glut of enticing options available at his position, Rivers will likely be a value pick once again as a fringe fantasy QB1 in 2019.
Posted: 1/18/2019 12:01 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers likely will have contract extension talks with the team this offseason, according to general manager Tom Telesco. Rivers said he would like to play several more seasons.
Huddle Up: Rivers finished in the top 10 in passing touchdowns, passing yards and completion percentage this season. He likely will have most of his weapons back in 2019 and can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback next season.
Posted: 1/13/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 25-of-51 passes for 331 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Rivers finished the regular season with 4,308 passing yards, good for eighth in the NFL, and he had 32 touchdowns to finish sixth. It was also his sixth straight season with 4,000 or more passing yards, and the 10th time he reached the mark in his NFL career. He'll head into 2019 as a low-end QB1 yet again for fantasy owners.
Posted: 1/06/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers went 22-for-32 for 160 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game. He also rushed for 15 yards on three carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Rivers has been held to under 200 yards in each of the last three games, but two of the games were against the Ravens. He should have more success next week against the New England Patriots and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.