Philip Rivers RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chargers GM: Trading Rivers isn't a consideration "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 "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

  • Chargers' Philip Rivers is Comeback Player of the Year "San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was announced as the 2013 Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year at Saturday's "NFL Honors." Due to the nebulous nature of the award, it's tough to question the selection. If coming back from poor play and a lack of surrounding talent was..." February 02

  • Rivers named NFL's Comeback Player of the Year

    San Diego Union-Tribune "henever Philip Rivers is asked about an award he either won or might win, he makes a slight revision. He says his teammates and coaches made the success possible. You can be sure that Rivers would say the same about being the NFL’s 2013 Comeback Player of the Year, as announced this week by..." January 20

  • Drew Brees, Philip Rivers among Players of the Week "A couple of 400-yard passing performances lead the NFL's Week 4 Players of the Week awards. Quarterback Philip Rivers continued his career renaissance with a 401-yard three-touchdown torching of the Dallas Cowboys' secondary to take the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award. Over in the NFC..." October 02

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Chargers announce 2013 team captains: Philip Rivers Nick Hardwick Donald Butler Eric Weddle and Darrell Stuckey.

  • San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers restructures contract

    Bolts From The Blue "This is....kind of meaningless. So if I'm understanding this correctly the team handed Philip Rivers a check for $5 million dollars and said "Your salary will now be $5 million less this season." Well I suppose that's one way to clear cap space. Many were left wondering after the San Diego..." September 06

  • Challenges ahead for Chargers' Philip Rivers, but he has faith

    Los Angeles Times "The most meaningful pass of Philip Rivers' life wound up in the arms of the pope. It happened in May when the San Diego Chargers quarterback and his extended family visited the Vatican and were in a crowd of thousands for a Wednesday papal audience. Rivers a devout Catholic had a prime spot in..." August 29

  • San Diego Chargers surround QB Philip Rivers with fresh faces "The San Diego Chargers last made the playoffs following a 13-3 campaign in 2009. Since then the worst record they've posted is 7-9 which happened in 2012. And yet the three-year postseason drought feels like an epic collapse. Given the expectations the big names on the roster the talent at the..." August 23

  • Secret almost out on Vincent Brown

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Philip Rivers stood in the parking lot at Chargers Park this week a teammate rolling past in an SUV as the quarterback searched for a way to encapsulate Vincent Brown. It's not just one attribute. Brown has another. There aren't just those two. There are these. About five seconds..." August 15

  • Bolts hope new system does for Rivers what it did for Cards' Warner "For the first time in years San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers must learn a new offensive system with new terminology new calls and new reads and people say that may be good. I don't. I say it's downright necessary. And here's why: Philip Rivers is in a position not all that far removed..." July 25

  • Is this Philip Rivers' last chance in San Diego?

    USA Today "It wasn't long ago that Philip Rivers was known for leading the San Diego Chargers to AFC West titles, and his name was routinely mentioned among the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks. But lately, Rivers has been known more for interceptions and fumbles, as the Chargers fell from the top of..." June 08

  • Rivers asked to handle heavy load

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Watching Philip Rivers this week at Charger Park, reporters saw and heard a familiar performance. The quick release. The play calls hollered with confidence. The words of encouragment, tinged in an Alabama accent, offered to teammates. Between the ear holes, however, the quarterback was..." May 18

  • Rivers a good bet to rebound during 2013

    San Diego Union-Tribune "U-T columnist Kevin Acee created headlines this week, and not only in San Diego. “No one will say it,” Acee told the NFL Network, “but I think that 2013 is the final audition of Philip Rivers.” followed with a story: “Philip Rivers facing last shot with the San Diego Chargers?” ESPN..." April 08

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