Philip Rivers is 37, but his level of play, his commitment to playing beyond 2019 and the Chargers’ signing of Tyrod Taylor would seem to take the Chargers out of the quarterback market.
Not surprisingly, Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco isn’t ruling anything out.
“Pretty happy with our quarterback room,” Telesco said in his pre-draft press conference Monday, via video from the team website. “But you have to [keep an open mind about drafting a quarterback]. . . .You always have to be looking toward the future. That’s just natural with where Philip is. But Philip had a career year last year, and he’s really showing no signs of descending. We’re very happy with Tyrod. We feel like we have two starting-level NFL quarterbacks, which is important for us right now. We have a good football team and now we have two quarterbacks we feel like we can win with, and we also have Cardale [Jones], who we still think has the developmental qualities we like a lot. So it’s a good group right now.”
Rivers was an MVP candidate part of last season, completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 4,308 yards with 32 touchdowns and a 105.5 passer rating. He made his eighth Pro Bowl, though he withdrew with an ankle injury.