Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) lays on his back after a play during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN: NFL Most Overvalued Players - Philip Rivers

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!

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