Originally written July 09, 2013 on Football Nation:
Once heralded as one of the league’s best quarterbacks, Philip Rivers would be lucky to still be in the top ten quarterbacks on most lists.But it is tough to tell if the 2012 season was more of a fluke or the start of a decline for the 31-year-old quarterback. ESPN Analyst and former quarterback Ron Jaworski described Rivers’ play as "deteriorating", which would indicate he favors the latter. Other NFL analysts believe Rivers has lost a bit of his arm strength as well.Jaws still loves the way Rivers “commands the offense”, but also said the quarterback broke away from his natural pocket passer position and tried to make too many things happen forcing balls down the field. Of course, good quarterbacks should try to make things happen when their team is losing as often as the Chargers did last year.One should also not discount that last year, besides parts of 2010, was the first time Rivers did not have wide receiver Vincent Jackson to throw to. Jackson was San Diego’s top w...
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