Philip Rivers RUMORS & NEWS

  • Stephen Rivers hopes to make name for himself in NFL "Stephen Rivers knows lineage and name recognition might open a window of opportunity, but the quarterback is trying to throw open his own door towards the NFL Draft. Stephen is a 6-foot-7, 235-pound pocket passer with a buzz cut and friendly disposition. He is also Philip Rivers' younger..." February 21

  • Philip Rivers 'fired up' for Chargers' young nucleus "Last year at this time, Philip Rivers was surprisingly mulling early retirement while nursing painful back and rib injuries. This time around, the veteran quarterback is "fired up" about the Chargers' future despite a 4-12 record in 2015. In a Tuesday interview with Kevin Acee of XPRS radio..." February 18

  • Philip Rivers considered retirement last year

    Bolts From The Blue "Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune is paid to write about the San Diego Chargers. Even during the offseason. Even when there's nothing going on. So, when there's news, even if that news is decidedly "non-news", he writes. Yesterday, this meant writing a story about how enough other..." January 26

  • Philip Rivers: The Raiders in San Diego would be ‘sickening’

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have been divisional rivals since the start of the AFL back in 1960. The Chargers have been located in San Diego almost as long, moving south from Los Angeles in 1961. Philip Rivers has played a big part in that history, having spent all 12 of his NFL..." January 22

  • Philip Rivers would be ‘nauseated’ if Raiders moved to San Diego

    Larry Brown Sports "The Rams are moving to Los Angeles, and now we are waiting to find out which team will be joining them. The Chargers will have the first shot at it, with the Raiders having withdrawn their application. Oakland, however, can jump back in if the Chargers decide to stay in San Diego and build a new..." January 20

  • Philip Rivers is the Highest Paid Player in the NFL This Year

    Complex "Taxes blow. But if you think you've got it bad, just take a look at how the NFL's top earners are getting banged for a lot of bucks. compiled a list of the highest paid players in the NFL after taxes and the list looks a lot different than the ones we're normally accustomed to..." December 24

  • Rivers: Potential San Diego finale 'could be emotional'

    ESPN "For the past 12 years, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has used the same locker, taken the same route to the stadium and gone through the same pregame routine. But with the Chargers potentially relocating to Los Angeles next year, Rivers could be experiencing all of those things..." December 17

  • Philip Rivers reaches 40,000 passing yards

    ESPN "San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers reached a couple of impressive milestones on Sunday. He became the 17th quarterback in NFL history with 40,000 career passing yards. Rivers also moved into 12th all time in passing touchdowns with 274, eclipsing Hall of Famer Joe Montana with..." November 29

  • Did Antonio Gates Threaten To Fight Philip Rivers On The Chargers Sideline?

    Uproxx "The San Diego Chargers had quite a rough day against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Quarterback Philip Rivers wasn’t quite himself, either, and the Chargers have managed to score just a single field goal on the day so far. Some of Rivers’ teammates – especially tight end Antonio Gates – seem to..." November 23

  • Brady, Rivers both on pace to break single-season passing yards record

    CBS Sports "For 27 years, Dan Marino held the NFL's single-season passing yards record after throwing for 5,084 yards in 1984. Since 2011, when Drew Brees established a new record with 5,476 yards, Marino's number has been topped five times -- thrice by Brees, once by Tom Brady, and once by the current..." November 01

  • Philip Rivers, shattering meaningless records one Chargers loss at a time

    Sporting News "There are lot of quarterback stats that don't mean much. Some people can't stand wins. Some still don't get passer ratings. Philip Rivers continues to remind everybody that completions and yardage don't mean too much, either. Rivers, leader of the 2-5 Chargers, tops the NFL in those two..." October 27

  • Rivers: Crowd noise at Chargers game 'odd'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Travel to enough NFL stadiums, as players and coaches do, and some perspective is gained on what a home crowd typically sounds and feels like, be it for a playoff-caliber Bengals team in Ohio or a more marginal Vikings team in a temporary Minnesota college stadium. So, by comparison, the..." October 13

  • Vikes Coach Mike Zimmer: Philip Rivers one of the best QBs of all-time "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has a heightened appreciation of Philip Rivers' talents. After all, Zimmer has schemed against the Chargers' quarterback as defensive coordinator with the Cowboys, Falcons and Bengals for the past decade. His offensive coordinator, Norv Turner, coached Rivers from 2007..." September 23

  • Philip Rivers passes Dan Fouts on career TD list

    ESPN "San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers became the franchise's all-time leader in touchdown passes with 255, passing Dan Fouts on Sunday. Rivers came into Sunday's contest against the Cincinnati Bengals tied with Fouts for 15th on the NFL's all-time list with 254. He eclipsed Fouts with..." September 20

  • Philip Rivers bangs throwing hand, says “it’s good”

    Pro Football Talk "During the first half of a Week Three preseason game against a blitz-happy Seahawks defense, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers banged his throwing hand. In the third quarter, Rivers told Tracy Wolfson of CBS that the hand recently used to sign a gigantic contract is fine. “It’s good,” he..." August 30

  • Seahawks rookie Frank Clark accused of attacking Philip Rivers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Chargers offensive players were visibly angry with a Seahawks rookie defensive lineman, Frank Clark, saying he attacked Philip Rivers in the pile after another Seahawks defender had sacked the Chargers quarterback in the second quarter Saturday. A Chargers player said Clark, an end, tried to..." August 30

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    Marty Caswell @MartyCaswell

    Rivers on if moving to LA would be a deterrent to deal "I think this day would have still come."

  • Philip Rivers new contract has no-trade clause

    CBS Sports "Philip Rivers effectively ended all speculation about his future with the Chargers over the weekend when he agreed to a new four-year extension with the team. Even with the new deal it's fair to wonder how Rivers would react if the team moved to Los Angeles. But according to Ed Werder of ESPN..." August 17

  • Chargers, Philip Rivers agree to 4-year, $84 million extension

    CBS Sports "It appears that Philip Rivers isn't going anywhere. After speculation earlier this offseason that the quarterback might be traded, or that he wouldn't be interested in moving to Los Angeles should it come to that, the Chargers announced Saturday that they have agreed to terms with Rivers on a..." August 17

  • Rivers still seems to be open to doing a new deal

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers reportedly has no interest in extending his contract now that the preseason has begun. In comments made during Thursday night’s broadcast of the preseason opener, Rivers sounded like the door perhaps isn’t closed yet. “I have a contract for 2015 and I’m..." August 14

  • Chargers are willing to tag Philip Rivers twice if need be

    Pro Football Talk "While the last dispatch on the Philip Rivers contract talks sounded dire, the latest one strikes a very different note. According to Jason La Canfora of, the Chargers and Rivers have made “significant progress” toward a new deal, but the Chargers are prepared to use the franchise..." August 12

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    UTKevinAcee @UTKevinAcee

    It appears virtually certain #Chargers & Philip Rivers won't agree on long-term extension before season. At least one key sticking point.

  • The logic of a Rivers-Chargers deal

    San Diego Union-Tribune "If the Chargers and Philip Rivers cannot reach terms on a contract extension by the upcoming deadline, mid-month, by no means would that spell doom for a future deal or the team's on-field prospects this year. Witness Joe Flacco, who turned down big money from the Ravens short of the 2012..." August 06

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Rivers on Stevie Johnson: "He's off to a heck of a start. If you asked me one guy who I was most excited about, I'd probably single out him"

  • Rivers contract resolution coming soon

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The first Chargers preseason game has added significance this month. One way or another, it'll bring clarity to Philip Rivers' contract situation. The Chargers will host the Cowboys on Aug. 13. If the quarterback and team have not agreed to an extension by then, they aren't expected to this..." August 03

  • Philip Rivers still a Chargers constant

    San Diego Union-Tribune "This is what a team wants. Two veterans in Philip Rivers and Kellen Clemens return. So do the quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator and head coach — for that matter, the entire offensive coaching staff. The Chargers have stability in their quarterbacks room, the case to some degree since..." July 20

  • Rivers hopes PED suspension doesn’t hurt Gates’ reputation

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers believes Antonio Gates when he says that his four-game suspension was the result of accidentally taking a banned substance. Rivers says that although he can’t be positive that Gates wouldn’t cheat by taking performance-enhancing drugs, he thinks he knows Gates..." July 07

  • Philip Rivers sees elite potential in Verrett

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A chorus line has formed at Chargers Park, a group of players, scouts, coaches and other onlookers in agreement about what the team could have in Jason Verrett. Add Philip Rivers to the list. The Chargers quarterback was the latest Tuesday to laud the 23-year-old cornerback. Verrett, a 2014..." June 17

  • Philip Rivers: It would be 'awesome' to end career with Chargers

    CBS Sports "Philip Rivers survived the NFL Draft earlier this month, which all but ensures he'll be the Chargers' quarterback this upcoming season. But what about in the years to come? Rivers is already on the record saying he wants to play out the last year of his contract without an extension in..." May 26

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Weeks ago, #Chargers QB Philip Rivers was unsure about his future in SD. Now, I’m told the team is optimistic about a long-term extension

  • Chargers optimistic about Philip Rivers extension "Give the San Diego Chargers credit for standing their ground when Philip Rivers questioned his future with the organization. After making it clear leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft that Rivers would not be traded, the Chargers are renewing efforts to keep their franchise quarterback in blue and..." May 22

  • Rivers talks 'moving parts' & running game

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The selection of Melvin Gordon on Thursday night ended more than a month of speculation about what the Chargers would do in the first round of the NFL draft. Much of that speculation centered around what would happen with quarterback Philip Rivers, as the Chargers showed interest in Oregon’s..." May 02

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    Evan Silva @evansilva

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Mentioned on @AmericasPregame Chargers met with Philip Rivers' agent in person late last week. Team remains intent on extending his deal.

  • Rivers Trade Dead? Draft Intrigue Starts at No. 2

    SI "Three days before the 2015 draft, one thing is clear: The drama starts with the second pick. With Tampa Bay very likely to take quarterback Jameis Winston number one, Tennessee is in command with quarterback Marcus Mariota the likely target if anyone wants to come up. Lots can happen, including..." April 27

  • Chargers Refuse to Deny Philip Rivers Trade Talks

    Sportsnaut "One of the many quarterback quandaries currently going on in the NFL is the status of San Diego Chargers’ signal caller Philip Rivers. Do the Chargers want to trade Rivers, who is finishing up the last year of his contract? Do they plan to let Rivers finish off his last season under his current..." April 23

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    WR Stevie Johnson says he has plans to catch passes Tuesday from Philip Rivers. Rivers here today as fully expected. Business as usual.

  • Why would the Chargers trade Philip Rivers?

    SB Nation "Finding a franchise quarterback is about as difficult as it gets for NFL decision makers. Those who are able to find an elite passer are usually the ones that are able to stay employed, but those who whiff on a quarterback in the NFL Draft are the general managers and head coaches that tend to get..." April 15

  • Philip Rivers reportedly does not want to play in Los Angeles

    Larry Brown Sports "Philip Rivers has been the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers for over a decade, but that run with the team may be coming to an end. UT San Diego’s Kevin Acee wrote a column Tuesday arguing that the Chargers should trade Rivers now in order to get a return for him. The QB, who was drafted..." April 15

  • Report: Ken Whisenhunt Wants the Titans to Trade for Philip Rivers

    Sportsnaut "Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole was called upon to discuss what the languishing Tennessee Titans may choose to do with the second-overall pick in the 2015 draft. The conversation was quarterback-focused, given that the Titans’ best option currently on their roster is second-year player Zach..." April 15

  • Chargers GM: Trading Rivers isn't a consideration

    ESPN "San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco reiterated his wish for veteran quarterback Philip Rivers to retire with the organization once his playing days are over. "Absolutely," Telesco said. "He's our guy. Like I've said before, we'd like to extend him. And when he's ready to do that,..." March 24

  • Rivers ponders future with Chargers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Philip Rivers isn’t contemplating retirement anymore. But he also isn’t thinking about a contract extension with the Chargers. Not the San Diego Chargers, and almost certainly not the Los Angeles Chargers. Asked on Tuesday if he thinks he will play his current contract out rather than..." March 17

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    Marty Caswell @MartyCaswell

    Rivers on if location of the Chargers a factor in his upcoming free agency decision "I can honestly tell you that it will be."

  • Chargers QB Philip Rivers avoids offseason back surgery

    Bolts From The Blue "Philip Rivers will not need offseason back surgery to recover from injuries sustained during the season. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will avoid surgery on the bulging disk that hampered the latter part of his 2014 season. "You know, I'm better. At this point, the back injury..." February 10

  • Surgery not ruled out for Philip Rivers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The season ended Sunday. Philip Rivers' stance on injuries didn't. The Chargers quarterback remained politely protective over the specifics of a back injury that has ailed him the past month. Offseason surgery, he allowed, is considered an option. Whether it is necessary will be determined..." December 30

  • Injured Philip Rivers 'ready to roll' vs. 49ers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Philip Rivers isn't in the habit of missing practice. To be absent again on Thursday, he said, would've been too much. While the Chargers quarterback didn't exactly do cartwheels during the period open to reporters, he stood in the pocket and delivered throws as a full participant. He missed..." December 20

  • Philip Rivers (back, chest): 'No doubt' I'll face 49ers "Philip Rivers missed the last two days of practice as reports of the severity of his back injury swirl. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that while Rivers (chest, back) didn't practice, he did take all the snaps in walk through and the team is optimistic he'll play Saturday..." December 18

  • Gates: Philip Rivers has 'severe' rib injury

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Philip Rivers took a fourth-quarter shot to the ribs Sunday. It wasn't the first time, a teammate said. The Chargers quarterback gave onlookers a couple held-breath moments in the second half, one when his left leg got rolled up on and another when hit to the mid-section on a third-down..." November 18

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Many Chargers veterans, including Philip Rivers, resting at bye-week practice. Ryan Mathews practicing. Fully expected back after bye.

  • Agent's Take: Philip Rivers is on his way to joining the $20 million QB club

    CBS Sports "What a difference 15 months makes. When the San Diego Chargers opened training camp in 2013, Philip Rivers was at a career crossroads. Two straight disappointing seasons had taken him out of discussions about elite quarterbacks. His 47 turnovers during the 2011 and 2012 seasons were the most of..." October 21