Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/7/13
Philip Rivers was one of four quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft along with Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, and J.P. Losman. Rivers, Roethlisberger, and Manning have been voted to the Pro Bowl since becoming starters; none have produced a season with a losing record until Rivers in 2012. Furthermore, Roethlisberger and Manning both have won two super bowls each, while Rivers missed chances with some very talented teams in the mid 2000’s and has the football world wondering, ‘is this the end of the road for Rivers?’ Rivers has come full circle being one of the top QB’s in the NFL to a make or break year in 2013. A shortage of weapons in 2012 left River responsible for all the wrongs that happened, though he’s hasn’t been a general manager a day in his life. He still has a big arm, lots of confidence, and now a coordinator who will work to his strengths, not make him play the same system even if it’s void of talent to run it. As for Rivers himself, he feels there is a lot of good football left in him and ready to show he’s still a Pro-Bowl caliber signal caller. “I think my best football is ahead of me, I really do,” Rivers said, via Lindsay Jones of USA Today. “That’s being optimistic, because we’ve had a lot of really good years. I am probably on the second half of my career, the back end, but I think I’ve got a lot of good football left.  To me, the bad is always magnified [more] than the good, and there has been some bad. But there has been a heck of a lot of good.” "To me, the bad is always magnified (more) than the good, and there has been some bad. But there has been a heck of a lot of good." "Poor throws are things that happen," Rivers said. "It doesn't mean they're OK, but it happens. And then the others ones are, 'Was that a poor decision? Was it a careless mistake?' Those are the ones I really focus on. There haven't been as many as you would think. "Now I'm not clearing me of fault in the others — you're going to the right guy and the ball gets tipped, those things happen. But the (bad decisions) can't happen and the others (bad throws), we've had too many of those, and those have cost us."    
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