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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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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports it would take "multiple first-round picks" for the Chargers to trade Philip Rivers.
Rapsheet's report is via ""several sources with the Chargers." Rapsheet emphasizes that the team doesn't want to trade Rivers, but that it hasn't explicitly said he won't be dealt. The Bolts recently approached Rivers about an extension, but were rebuffed. Rivers is on public record as wanting to play out his deal, and says there's "nothing" that could change his mind. Multiple first-rounders would indeed be the going rate for a quarterback of Rivers' ilk, even at age 33. Mar 24 - 6:55 PM

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Date:'s Ian Rapoport intimates the Chargers have left open the possibility of trading Philip Rivers.

The Chargers have made it clear they don't want to trade Rivers. "But what I have not heard, is we will not trade Rivers," were the words of Rapsheet on Path to the Draft. It may seem like a stretch, but general managers deal in this sort of doublespeak all the time. It's possible Tom Telesco has deliberately left himself some wiggle room in the event his franchise signal caller is shipped out. Although it's hard to picture Rivers in another uniform, his public comments on his Chargers future were far more direct than we're used to hearing from players.
Mar 24 - 6:15 PM

The Buffalo News reports the Bills are not pursuing Philip Rivers.

Vic Carucci's report comes via "multiple sources." GM Doug Whaley says he's had "no conversations" with the Chargers. Rivers' future has become a topic of debate after he said he wants to play out the final year of his contract without an extension, but Chargers GM Tom Telesco has said dealing his franchise quarterback "(isn't) even on our radar." The Bolts have been loosely connected to Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, but the smart money remains heavily on Rivers remaining in San Diego for 2015.
Mar 24 - 3:15 PM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco says he wants walk-year QB Philip Rivers to retire with the team, and that trading him "(isn't) even on our radar."

"He's our guy," Telesco said. "Like I've said before, we'd like to extend him. And when he's ready to do that, we'll get moving on it." Telesco's comments weren't prompted by media speculation, but rather Rivers' own words. Rivers has said he wants to play out the final year of his deal without an extension, and that "nothing" will change his mind. Rivers is concerned about the Bolts' potential move to Los Angeles. A trade almost certainly isn't happening, but next offseason will be fascinating if Rivers is steadfastly against signing an extension. That could force the Bolts to franchise tag a quarterback who turns 34 in December. That wouldn't sit well with an 11-year veteran.
Mar 24 - 2:12 PM

Walk-year QB Philip Rivers intends to play out the final season of his contract without a new deal.

"Honestly, nothing," was Rivers' response when asked if there was anything that would change his mind. Rivers has also changed course on the Chargers' stadium issue. Previously, he said it wouldn't affect talks. Now he says it will. "What we’ve established here with my growing family is hard to recreate," Rivers said. "The good thing is I’m not under contract in a year where we’d potentially be in Los Angeles." For his part, Chargers GM Tom Telesco declined to unequivocally say that Rivers wouldn't be dealt. "I don’t like Philip as our QB, I love him," Telesco said. "And I’ll go to war with him." Per reporter Kevin Acee, there's been speculation in league circles that the Bolts could target Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. Rivers' San Diego status is a back-burner issue that could begin to boil.
Mar 17 - 6:33 PM

Philip Rivers says the Chargers' uncertain future in San Diego will not affect contract negotiations.

In other words, Rivers is committed to the Chargers wherever they end up playing. Rivers is in the final year of his contract, but it would be a huge upset if the Chargers didn't sign him to a long-term extension. The 33-year-old has been a Pro Bowler four of the last six seasons.
Feb 24 - 8:31 AM

Philip Rivers said he currently does not need surgery on his balky back.

Rivers played in all 16 games once again last season, but a bulging disk in his back clearly hampered him late. He had a 20:5 TD-to-INT ratio in the first half of the year and an 11:13 rate in the second half. "At this point, the back injury is not requiring surgery," the 33-year-old Rivers said. "We'll kind of revisit it in a month or so. But everything is improving. I'm back to my regular workouts and running around." He's entering the final year of his contract in 2015.
Feb 10 - 8:49 AM

GM Tom Telesco said he wants Philip Rivers to retire as a Charger.

Rivers' contract is up following the 2015 season, at which point he'll be 34 years old. It's certainly not over the hill for a pocket passer, as we've seen recently with the likes of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. But Rivers needs to get over the back and rib issues that plagued him down the stretch this season, and the Chargers need to protect him with an upgraded offensive line.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 02:31:00 PM

The Chargers will determine "in the coming weeks" whether Philip Rivers needs offseason back surgery.

Rivers recently called reports of a bulging disk in his lower back "not exactly accurate." "It just does me no good to say on the record what it was," Rivers said. "I was dealing with sore ribs. I was dealing with the back. Exactly what that was, really, who cares?" Rivers' QB rating dipped to 71.2 in the final month of the season. He finished the year with 31 TDs and 18 INTs.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Philip Rivers completed 20-of-34 passes for 291 yards with two interceptions in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Chiefs.

The loss eliminated the Chargers from the playoffs. Rivers ends the season having completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 4,286 yards and a 31:18 TD:INT ratio. He was forced to play without Keenan Allen and Ryan Mathews down the stretch, leading to eight interceptions over his last four games. Rivers also played through multiple injuries and could need offseason back surgery. Coming off a second half dropoff and entering his age-34 season, the Chargers should look to upgrade their offense around Rivers this offseason. Rivers will remain a top-12 fantasy quarterback entering 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Philip Rivers (back) practiced Tuesday.

Rivers didn't practice on Tuesday or Wednesday last week, so he's ahead of pace. He said he'll be a full participant all week long. "I definitely feel better than last week," said Rivers, who fought through the injury to throw for 356 yards and four touchdowns in the Week 16 win at San Francisco.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 09:21:00 AM

Coach Mike McCoy confirmed Philip Rivers (back) will play in Sunday's Week 17 game at Kansas City.

Per ESPN, Rivers is fighting a bulging disk in his lower back that doctors fear is on the brink of being herniated. He still managed to pop off for 356 yards and four touchdowns in last week's wild win at San Francisco. With a playoff berth on the line this week, there's no way Rivers is going to sit. "Everyone has had some form of injury that they deal with at some point of time during the year," McCoy said. "Philip will play on Sunday."
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 09:12:00 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Philip Rivers has a bulging disk in his back, and offseason back surgery "may be (an) option."

Rivers has been playing through significant pain for more than a month. It's been borne out in his on-field play, although Rivers was still able to rally back for a Saturday night win over San Francisco in a gutty and highly impressive performance. Rivers is not in danger of missing the Chargers' Week 17 game at Kansas City. San Diego remains squarely in the playoff hunt. For as long as he's been in the league, Rivers has been one of the toughest players in football. He's even played through a torn ACL before.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Philip Rivers completed 33-of-54 passes for 356 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions Week 16 against the 49ers.

It was a tale of two halfs for Rivers. He started the game painfully slow, throwing two horrific interceptions and appearing to struggle with the various injuries that have hampered him the last several weeks. Rivers turned it on after the break, though, erasing a 21-point halftime deficit with three second-half touchdown passes. The performance was Rivers' best in months, but it is unlikely to repeat itself Week 17 against Kansas City. He will be no more than a QB2 for the season finale.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 12:41:00 AM

Philip Rivers (chest, back) is listed as probable for Week 16.

Rivers will start Saturday night's game at San Francisco.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:28:00 PM

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