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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
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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

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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

The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt believes trading for Philip Rivers was the Titans' "Plan A," but indicates the team has since begun to move on.

"It doesn't sound like that's going to happen," Wyatt wrote. The Chargers are rumored to be making headway in contract talks with Rivers, and ultimately would be silly to trade their franchise QB unless they truly believe Rivers will retire if they move to L.A. Wyatt believes the Titans will either end up drafting Marcus Mariota at No. 2, or "trad(ing) the pick and getting a haul from someone else."
Apr 29 - 6:19 PM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the Chargers met with Philip Rivers' player rep last week, and "remain intent" on extending his contract.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirms the meeting, and adds Rivers is "not signing an extension now," and the Chargers "aren’t trading him." The news comes the same day Titans GM Ruston Webster said he hasn't been contacted by the Bolts. All this is good and well, but as NFL Network's Rich Eisen points out, Rivers, Webster and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt are all represented by the same agent. It remains possible there have been talks behind the scenes. Rivers has publicly said he won't sign an extension. A trade remains possible, if not the likeliest outcome.
Apr 28 - 6:01 PM

Titans GM Ruston Webster says the Chargers have not "reached out" regarding a trade.

It confirms NBC's Alex Flanagan's report that the Chargers "haven't had conversations with any team" regarding Philip Rivers. There's still plenty of time for that to change, of course, but for now, it appears talk of a Rivers/Marcus Mariota blockbuster can be put on ice.
Apr 28 - 3:30 PM

NBC's Alex Flanagan reports the Chargers "haven't had conversations with any team" regarding a Philip Rivers trade.

It's notable because Flanagan just tweeted over the weekend that "more and more people" she'd spoken to believe the Rivers trade rumors had "legitimate legs." Well, now, more and more people around the league are reporting a trade of Rivers won't be going down and has yet to even be discussed to this point. This is just the latest item that warns us to take everything you read with a grain of salt.
Apr 27 - 6:25 PM

SI's Peter King doesn't believe the Chargers will trade Philip Rivers.

It's King's "gut feeling" after "lots of time calling around over the weekend." King does expect the Chargers and Titans have discussions, but no trade to be executed. It's the first day of the most lie-filled week on the NFL calendar, so be sure to take everything draft-related you read (including on this website) with a grain of salt. As recently as Sunday, NBC's Alex Flanagan cited actual sources to report the Rivers trade rumors have "legitimate legs."
Source: SI.com
Apr 27 - 3:46 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
3Brad Sorensen
4Chase Rettig
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Danny Woodhead
3Branden Oliver
4Donald Brown
5Jahwan Edwards
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Stevie Johnson
3Dontrelle Inman
4Torrence Allen
5Titus Davis
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Jacoby Jones
3Austin Pettis
4Javontee Herndon
5Demetrius Wilson
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
4David Paulson
5Kyle Miller
K1Nick Novak
2Josh Lambo