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Philip Rivers | Quarterback

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
College: North Carolina State
Contract: view contract details

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Philip Rivers finished 13-of-19 for 140 yards in Saturday’s preseason game against the Seahawks.
He left the game in the second quarter as a precaution after banging his hand. X-rays came back negative. Rivers said he would have played through it if it were the regular season. He showed strong chemistry with Keenan Allen and newcomer Stevie Johnson. Rivers will finish the preseason with a 93.5 passer rating. Aug 29 - 11:47 PM

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Philip Rivers' four-year, $83.25 million extension contains a no-trade clause.

It allows Rivers to control his own future, but more importantly, signals he's no longer concerned about the Bolts' increasingly-likely move to L.A. Rivers is signed through 2019, where he'll turn 38. It's quite possible this is his last NFL deal.
Aug 17 - 1:11 PM

Chargers agreed to terms with QB Philip Rivers on a four-year, $83.25 million extension through 2019.

The deal should help ensure Rivers finishes his career with the only NFL team he's ever known. The contract includes $65 million in guaranteed money and locks up Rivers through his age-37 campaign. Rivers, 33, was owed a $15.75 million base salary entering the final year of his contract. Having spent the last two years under Mike McCoy, Rivers has become a different-style quarterback after beginning his career as a vertical-bomb specialist with Norv Turner. Rivers has a 63:29 TD-to-INT ratio under McCoy with sparkling completion rates of 69.5 percent (2013) and 66.5 (2014).
Aug 15 - 10:59 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports it's "virtually certain" the Chargers won't reach a long-term agreement with contract-year QB Philip Rivers before Week 1.

Columnist Kevin Acee reports there's "at least one key sticking point." It's quite possible the sticking point is where the Chargers will be playing in 2016. The UTSD has previously reported the sides are unlikely to negotiate after the start of the preseason. San Diego's first exhibition tilt is Thursday.
Aug 11 - 1:22 PM

Philip Rivers and the Chargers aren't expected to negotiate once the preseason starts on Aug. 13.

If a deal isn't done by that preseason opener against the Cowboys, extension talks will be tabled until after the season. It's an artificial deadline, but one that was effective in getting the Russell Wilson deal done in Seattle. Rivers, 33, is heading into the final year of the $98 million contract he signed in August of 2009.
Aug 3 - 7:50 AM

Philip Rivers' camp has continued to show "little urgency" in extension talks with the Chargers.

Amid trade rumors, the Chargers held tightly to Rivers through the draft. Now, they want to lock him up long term, ensuring Rivers stays a Charger for life. Rivers seems less intent on making a deal happen, and is instead content playing out the final year of his contract. He may wait to see whether the Chargers move to L.A. before entering serious negotiations. If Rivers hits 2016 free agency, he would break the bank in an increasingly quarterback-starved league, even at age 34.
Jul 19 - 3:27 PM

The Chargers "continue to have interest" in extending Philip Rivers' contract.

Whether a deal happens "remains to be seen," according to beat reporter Michael Gehlken. Rivers seems intent on ensuring the Chargers don't move to L.A., preferring to keep his family in San Diego. Rivers turns 34 years old this December. He is currently scheduled to hit free agency in 2016.
Jun 8 - 11:20 PM

Contract-year QB Philip Rivers says it would be "awesome" to finish his career with the Chargers.

Alas, Rivers said there's "nothing new to report" in contract talks. Rivers created a firestorm earlier this spring when he directly said he wouldn't sign an extension, but he's seemed to have a change of heart. At the very least, he's being more diplomatic in public. The Bolts want to lock Rivers up with a deal that will keep him with the team through the end of his career.
May 26 - 4:26 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chargers are "optimistic" about signing contract-year QB Philip Rivers to an extension.

In March, Rivers said "nothing" could change his mind about not signing an extension, but his tone has softened dramatically in recent weeks. Perhaps Rivers has come around on the idea of playing in Los Angeles, or believes the Bolts won't bolt San Diego. Rivers' attitude adjustment has coincided with the de facto end of trade season. Where he once appeared intent on playing hardball, Rivers now seems likely to sign an extension with the only team he's ever known.
May 21 - 7:10 PM

Philip Rivers said Friday he's willing to listen to an extension offer from the Chargers.

The only reason trade rumors started was because Rivers said he planned to play out his contract -- which expires after 2015 -- instead of sign an extension. He's since softened his stance and the Chargers took him off the trade block. "A lot of moving parts and lots to think about," Rivers said. "Location, family, team … All I can say at this point regarding an extension is I’m willing to listen to anything. I’m also willing to play it out. I’m just fired up to be the Chargers QB in 2015."
May 1 - 3:35 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego confirms the Chargers have told Philip Rivers he won't be traded.

It's notable because Rivers is close with reporter Kevin Acee. Acee wouldn't be passing along this information if he didn't have it on good authority. Now the question is if the Bolts can convince Rivers to sign an extension. He's been steadfast that he will not.
Apr 30 - 6:27 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Chargers have informed Philip Rivers' agent that he will not be traded.

The sides have begun discussing long-term contract numbers, and the Chargers' plan is (smartly) to make sure Rivers finishes his career with the only NFL team he's ever known. The Titans were believed to be very interested in Rivers, but have moved on, currently planning to select Marcus Mariota. The return of Rivers to San Diego is good news for Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, et al.
Apr 30 - 3:27 PM

Appearing on SportsCenter Thursday, ESPN's Jim Trotter said to "bet the farm" that Philip Rivers will stay with the Chargers.

Both Trotter and Adam Schefter have reported a Rivers trade is no longer on the table. Per Trotter, the Chargers' focus has shifted toward upgrading their "team speed" on defense. Trotter did allow for the possibility of San Diego using the No. 17 overall pick on either Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon.
Apr 30 - 1:49 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter said Philip Rivers will not be traded.

"That's done," Schefter confidently said. So, one of the hottest NFL rumors over the last month flames out on the morning of the draft. Rivers' refusal to move to Los Angeles with the Chargers never made much sense anyway and now the team clearly believes the contract-year franchise quarterback will eventually sign an extension. The Titans are likely disappointed as they continue to shop the No. 2 overall pick.
Source: ESPN Radio
Apr 30 - 7:45 AM

The Union-Tribune San Diego considers a Philip Rivers trade to Tennessee "unlikely ... barring a Grade-A smokescreen."

"An extension might be the more probable scenario," writes beat reporter Michael Gehlken. The Chargers seem to have growing confidence that they can extend Rivers' deal, and could use the No. 17 pick to improve his supporting cast. Although acquiring Rivers was believed to be the Titans' "Plan A" entering draft weekend, that opportunity now doesn't appear to be on the table.
Apr 29 - 7:58 PM

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QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
3Brad Sorensen
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Danny Woodhead
3Branden Oliver
4Donald Brown
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Stevie Johnson
3Dontrelle Inman
4Torrence Allen
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Jacoby Jones
3Austin Pettis
4Javontee Herndon
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
4Kyle Miller
5Brian Parker
K1Nick Novak
2Josh Lambo