Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers 24-17.Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers Named PFWA Comeback Player of the Year

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers had a tremendous year and was recognized by Pro Football Writers of America as their Comeback Player of the Year. Before the season even started, the media was talking about “fixing” Philip Rivers. The main job for Mike McCoy and Ken Whisenhunt was to fix Philip Rivers. It looks like they found a way to fix something. Rivers was playing back to an elite status with the new coaching staff in place.

Rivers was one of the best quarterbacks in the league this season. He was a turnover machine in the past couple of seasons, but he was able to bring the interception totals down and had his best season as far as completion percentage. He also had his second highest total for touchdown passes. The offense was the team’s strength for most of the year.

If he was only able to get onto the field one more time against the Broncos, we could still be talking about the playoffs.

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