Philip Rivers does not appear to be in the long term plans of the Chargers, as from the sounds of it the team is ready to move on to a new signal caller in 2020.
Pro Football Talk reports that the team is set to have a new QB next season, and that Rivers moving to Florida was a true indicator that he’s in the team’s past.
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports during an appearance on The Herd, the Chargers have “moved on” from the 38-year-old quarterback.
Rivers had already moved his sizable family back to Florida, which has sparked all manners of dot-connecting which put him on teams not the Chargers. The Buccaneers seem uniquely poised to use him as either a quarterback or leverage in ongoing negotiations with Jameis Winston.
Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco had previously talked about all the “moving parts” involved with the veteran free agent.
The Chargers pick sixth in the 2020 NFL Draft, behind the notably needy Bengals (first) and Dolphins (fifth), so there will be competition if they choose to go the route of a rookie. But with a deep class of veteran quarterbacks available this year including Tom Brady, they can choose from a number of options as they try to establish themselves in an actual-sized stadium in Los Angeles.
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