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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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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

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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

Philip Rivers completed 15-of-26 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to Tampa Bay.

Uncharacteristically, he added 18 yards on three scrambles. Rivers connected with Dontrelle Inman (35 yards) and Tyrell Williams (40) on long touchdown passes, and should've had an 80-yard scoring bomb only for Travis Benjamin to drop it. Rivers also had his patented fourth-quarter meltdown, throwing two picks in the final frame including a pick six secured by Lavonte David. Rivers will still be a solid QB1 play when the Chargers visit Carolina in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 22-of-30 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the Chargers' Week 12 win over the Texans.

The Chargers did a great job setting up the Texans early, relying on short passes to start the game before pushing the ball downfield in the second quarter. The approached help Rivers to a hyper-efficient first half. At one point he had completed 12-of-13 passes with his only incompletion on an egregious drop by Hunter Henry which likely would have gone for 20 yards. He also hooked up with Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams for long touchdowns before the break. After a quiet third quarter, Rivers made several great throws in the fourth to put the game away. He escaped a couple would-be sackers to his right before hooking up with Inman for a 25-yard gain, and he hit Henry for a 12-yard touchdown on the very next play. The score was enough to put the game away. After shredding a solid defense, Rivers gets the Bucs at home next week. He will be a solid QB1 in that matchup.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 23-of-44 passes for 326 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions in the Chargers' Week 10 loss to the Dolphins.

Things were going well for Rivers before he entered the fourth quarter. Despite constant pressure, he had managed to throw two touchdowns and briefly give the Chargers the lead in the third quarter. The wheels fell off in the fourth, however. He threw four interceptions in the final quarter including a terrible decision from the two-yard line with a chance to take the lead and a game-losing pick six in the final minutes. The meltdown was easily Rivers' worst game of the year. He will have the bye to think about it before facing the Texans in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 24-of-33 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 9 win over the Titans.

It was an efficient performance by Rivers, who got help from Melvin Gordon's 261 all-purpose yards and two pick sixes returned by the Chargers' defense. Rivers has been a steady fantasy quarterback who's mixed in some spiked weeks all season, with the forgivable exception of his two games against the Broncos. He'll be a mid-range to high-end QB1 in Week 10 against the Dolphins.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 20-of-47 passes for 267 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Chargers' Week 8 loss to Denver.

Rivers threw the three picks and absorbed four sacks, but he kept battling back in an admirable effort. The Chargers had several chances to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but simply couldn't execute in scoring position. All in all, this was a better fantasy performance than we would have expected from Rivers in a brutal road-game matchup. In Week 9, Rivers gets a softer draw returning home to face Tennessee's sputtering defense.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 08:11:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 27-of-44 passes for 371 yards, one touchdown and one interception in San Diego's 33-30, Week 7 overtime win over the Falcons.

Rivers also lost a fumble the Falcons housed for a score. Rivers was finding big chunks most of the afternoon, but didn't have a bigger fantasy day thanks to Melvin Gordon converting a pair of goal-line carries. His touchdown was a five-yard lob to Gordon, the pick, an inaccurate checkdown to Dexter McCluster that the change-of-pace back batted into the air. Rivers has blown by 300 yards in four of his past five starts, but lost a lot of touchdowns to Gordon. Despite the white-hot play, Rivers will revert to QB2 status for next week's rematch with the Broncos, who held Rivers to 178 yards 10 days ago.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:41:00 PM

Philip Rivers has fared well against the Falcons' defensive scheme throughout his career.

The former defensive coordinator in Seattle, Dan Quinn runs a similar scheme to that of both the Seahawks and the Jaguars, who are coached by fellow former Seattle DC Gus Bradley. Rivers torched Seattle for 455 yards and two scores when Bradley was running the defense there in 2010, and he has dominated the Jaguars in the last three years including a four-touchdown game in Week 2. That history does not guarantee success, but the Falcons have struggled against quarterbacks anyway this season. Rivers is a great option this week.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
3Mike Bercovici
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3Kenneth Farrow
4Andre Williams
5Kenjon Barner
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Dontrelle Inman
3Geremy Davis
4Da'Ron Brown
5Jamaal Jones
WR21Tyrell Williams
2Travis Benjamin
3Isaiah Burse
4Javontee Herndon
WR31Dontrelle Inman
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Sean McGrath
4Asante Cleveland
5Jake McGee
LT1Russell Okung
2Chris Hairston
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Kenny Wiggins
3Brett Boyko
C1Matt Slauson
RG1Max Tuerk
2Spencer Pulley
3Donavon Clark
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Tyreek Burwell
3Tyler Johnstone
K1Josh Lambo