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Philip Rivers | Quarterback | #17

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (4) / NYG
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Philip Rivers completed 31-of-39 passes for 331 yards and one touchdown in the Chargers' Week 2 loss to the Dolphins.
The Chargers moved the ball well in this one but simply couldn't finish off drives, and rookie K Younghoe Koo missed a pair of field goals, including a potential 44-yard game-winner. Rivers' lone touchdown was a short, seven-yarder to Antonio Gates to give Gates the all-time touchdown record among tight ends. Rivers and Keenan Allen also continued to show great chemistry in the middle of the field, while Rivers got sophomore Hunter Henry back involved with a 7-80 line. Rivers will again be on the QB1 map next week at home against the Chiefs. Sep 17 - 7:30 PM

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Chargers restructured Philip Rivers' contract.

The team turned $3 million of his base salary into a signing bonus, creating a much-needed $2 million in cap space. Rivers gets the Dolphins this week.
Sep 12 - 10:35 AM

Philip Rivers completed 22-of-33 passes for 192 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in a 24-21 loss to the Broncos in Week 1.

He almost led a thrilling 17-point comeback in the fourth, but the Broncos were able to block Younghoe Koo's 44-yard kick with one second left. Rivers had very little going until his two fourth-quarter scores and the Broncos have usually played him well -- he's thrown an interception in six of his last seven games against them. The Chargers play calling was more run-heavy than usual early on, but playing from behind helped Rivers salvage his Week 1 output from a fantasy perspective. He'll get the Dolphins in Week 2.
Sep 12 - 1:25 AM

Philip Rivers completed 6-of-6 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game.

Rivers was hitting receivers in stride against a struggling Rams defense. The highlight was a 45-yard touchdown strike to Travis Benjamin, who got behind the entire defense. Rivers has made a habit of fading down the stretch the past few years, but this is the most talented Chargers team in a while. With just a little bit better team injury luck, Rivers could have a more consistent year, both in real life and fantasy.
Aug 26 - 9:00 PM

Philip Rivers says he hopes to still be playing and with the Chargers when the new Inglewood stadium opens in 2020.

Rivers reportedly was not excited about the franchise relocating, but he seems to be embracing the change. "I hope to still be playing football in 2020, and certainly I hope I'm still playing here," Rivers said. "And hopefully I'm still playing well enough and we've won enough football games that I will be able to trot out there in 2020 in that new stadium." Rivers' contract runs out in 2019 and he will be 38 by the time the new stadium opens, but if he is still interested in playing, the Chargers will almost certainly be willing to keep him around.
Source: ESPN
Jul 17 - 10:05 AM

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Philip Rivers "can have three or four more productive years easily."

"He looks rejuvenated," Lynn said of Rivers, who he added has lost 10 pounds during the offseason conditioning program. "We definitely think Philip can still play." There was talk of the Chargers drafting a "quarterback of the future" this year, but they did not address the position last weekend. The Chargers should be at least slightly concerned about the possibility of retirement for the 35-year-old quarterback, but they clearly anticipate him sticking with football for the next several years. Rivers is under contract through 2019.
Source: ESPN
May 4 - 12:12 PM

Philip Rivers suggested he is fine with the Chargers drafting a quarterback.

"I’m not going to be here forever," Rivers said. "In New England they’ve drafted a handful of guys the last few years, and they’ve got one of the best to ever play. And it looks like he’s still got a lot left in the tank." Rivers added he would not see it as his "role" to get a young quarterback ready, but he would "enjoy sharing things I’ve learned and letting a young guy see how I’ve done things." The Chargers have held private workouts with Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes and Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs.
Source: ESPN
Apr 4 - 12:20 PM

New Chargers coach Anthony Lynn believes the team needs to draft a young quarterback.

"I think we do have to get a young quarterback on campus," was Lynn's exact quote. "We need to start developing someone because we have two veteran quarterbacks, and both of them are long in the tooth." It's a blunt, correct assessment, one echoed by GM Tom Telesco earlier this month. Philip Rivers, who has made a habit of second half fades the past few seasons, turned 35 in December.
Mar 28 - 7:32 PM

When asked if the Chargers would consider drafting a quarterback with the No. 7 overall pick, GM Tom Telesco said, "You never say never."

Philip Rivers is 35 years old and has led the league in interceptions two of the last three seasons. "Even though we have our franchise quarterback, we always have to be looking toward the future," said Telesco. "We’ll do work on all the quarterbacks." The Bolts have much bigger needs than quarterback, but soon they'll have to start thinking about life after Rivers.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 17 - 1:17 PM

Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt said Philip Rivers has to improve his ball security in 2017.

Rivers has thrown 52 interceptions in the last three seasons, leading the league in the category two of those years. While he certainly deserves blame, injuries have left Rivers without much help, and new coach Anthony Lynn believes those issues contributed to his interception total. "Right now he’s throwing it as well as he’s thrown it his whole career," Lynn said. "But I think sometimes when you try to do too much, you create more turnovers. And I’m just going to make sure he doesn’t have to go out and win every game for us." With a quietly talented roster and a quarterback who can still sling it, the Chargers will be in a position to rebound if they can add a few more pieces and, most importantly, stay healthy.
Source: ESPN
Feb 28 - 11:51 AM

Philip Rivers told a San Diego radio station that he is now willing to embrace the Chargers' move to Los Angeles.

The father of countless children who go to school in San Diego, there were rumors two offseasons ago that Rivers might request a trade if the Chargers moved. The sides agreed on a five-year, $99 million contract and things have been hunky dory ever since. "I'm not gonna be there for 13 years but I'm gonna give 'em all I've got in the short time I have left," said 35-year-old Rivers. Rivers will be getting back Keenan Allen (ACL) to go with promising youngsters Tyrell Williams and Hunter Henry with Ken Whisenhunt's offensive staff returning.
Jan 13 - 1:49 PM

Philip Rivers completed 22-of-38 passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions Week 17 against the Chiefs.

It was another up-and-down performance for Rivers, who found Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry for touchdowns but also threw his 20th and 21st interceptions of the season. It is the second time in the last three years Rivers has led the league in interceptions, and he finished ninth with 13 picks in 2015. Rivers has never been particularly careful with the ball, however, and has dealt with an almost unimaginable run of injuries to his supporting cast the last two seasons. Rivers remains one of the better quarterbacks in the league, and the healthy return of Keenan Allen along with the emergence of both Tyrell Williams and Hunter Henry should give him a stellar group to target next season. The schedule will always be tough, but Rivers will remain in the back-end QB1 conversation next season.
Jan 1 - 9:07 PM

Philip Rivers completed 24-of-47 passes for 321 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Chargers' Week 16 loss to the Browns.

He's now thrown multiple touchdown passes in eight straight games. Although his teammates haven't come to play, Rivers has been a steady fantasy producer even while throwing a flurry of late-season interceptions. The Chargers close out the season with a tough Week 17 matchup against Kansas City. Rivers needs to throw one more touchdown to Antonio Gates for Gates to tie Tony Gonzalez for the NFL's all-time tight end touchdown record, and two touchdowns to Gates for him to pass Gonzalez.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:14:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 17-of-29 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Chargers' Week 15 loss to the Raiders.

He now has 14 interceptions in the last 26 quarters after throwing a game-ending pick in Sunday's loss to Oakland. The Chargers' pass protection again let Rivers down, as he absorbed three sacks and was frequently under duress against the Raiders' inconsistent pass rush. Rivers heads to Cleveland for Week 16 and will remain a solid fantasy start in that cupcake matchup. Still, Sunday's was a disappointing performance as Antonio Gates was held to one catch for 11 yards and still needs three touchdown catches to pass Tony Gonzalez for the NFL's all-time tight end record.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 21-of-39 passes for 236 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in the Chargers' 28-16, Week 14 loss to the Panthers, also losing two fumbles.

It was a five-alarm meltdown. It seemed like Rivers was turning the ball over every dropback, making extraordinarily reckless throws and not feeling the pressure on his fumbles. He was throwing the ball right to Panthers linebackers. Rivers also tossed a number of hospital balls, while Melvin Gordon injured his hip trying to recover one of his fumbles. Completely crumbling, the 35-year-old quarterback now has 12 turnovers over his past four games, and 22 on the season. Trust him at your own peril against the Raiders in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3Austin Ekeler
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Dontrelle Inman
3Geremy Davis
WR21Tyrell Williams
2Travis Benjamin
3Mike Williams
WR31Dontrelle Inman
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Sean McGrath
4Sean Culkin
LT1Russell Okung
2Sam Tevi
LG1Matt Slauson
2Michael Schofield
C1Spencer Pulley
RG1Kenny Wiggins
2Dan Feeney
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Chris Hairston
K1Younghoe Koo