Philip Rivers has been the San Diego Chargers’ quarterback
for the past several seasons, and people around the NFL keep waiting for the
signal caller to reach elite status. This hasn’t happened, and Kevin Acee of
The U-T San Diego believes that next season will be Rivers’ “final audition” for
It might sound crazy to think San Diego would simply cut
ties with their quarterback, but the team didn’t restructure Rivers’ contract
this offseason despite facing a tight salary cap situation. Acee believes this
speaks volumes about the team’s feelings of Rivers, as they may rather allow
him to play it out and see how he does than extend him.
Rivers has turned the ball over 47 times over the past two
seasons, but he’s also working with a shaky offensive line that resulted in 49
sacks in 2012 alone. While San Diego initially had dynamic playmakers
surrounding Rivers, his arsenal of weapons has taken a hit in recent years.
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