It is obvious that Philip Rivers has had a tough time the last couple of seasons. His protection has been crap and his performance has suffered because of it. In a new post from ESPN, they analyzed the most “overvalued” players based off of their performance. Basically, it is a list of most overpaid players. At the start of their list…
Quarterback: Philip Rivers
Cap difference: minus-$10.3 million
Rivers edges Michael Vick because Vick missed time due to injury, though that shouldn’t be used to deflect any criticism directed at the Chargers quarterback. Obviously protection was a problem in San Diego, but there were obvious times where Rivers was anticipating pressure that simply didn’t manifest itself. That led to a ridiculous 42 balls thrown away (the next most was 30), with 15 of those throw-aways coming on plays he wasn’t pressured. - ESPN
I don’t have an ESPN Insider account, but that is the portion that I was able to see. AWESOME! Chalk up another award for bad performance!
I wonder if there was a head coach listed in that post? Where did Norv stack up on that list and what type of analytics did they conduct? Does destroying a quarterback count on that list?
Operation Fix Philip Rivers is in full effect!