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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  • Stefanie Smith

    Great for Rivers. But I think he will disagree he made a comeback, as if there was something wrong with him. This is the same outfit that gave Ken Whisenhunt the “Assistant Coach of the Year Award”. Was he the Assistant Coach of the Chargers or an offensive-coordinator?

    • Gunnar Martin

      Assistant coach counts OCs too. They’re coaches that assist the head coach.

  • Rob Base

    Is cool that our Bolt players are being recognized. Go Baby Girrafe! Bahahaha

  • Derek

    Yeah, they labeled phill wrong. I admit after that Tampa bay game my doubts started but I could not be happier to have been wrong too. I think norvs incompetence is the best kept secret in the nfl. He keeps getting work! Phill is the same qb that went a season where he had 8 diff recievers finish with 500 yrds or more. That’s skill, to go on a game with no chemistry and just meet a reciever at a spot with the ball all they have to do is not get read by the cbs

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  • Michael

    Well excellent job Phil, even though you should really get fixed, how many kids now????

    • shula

      7 chillens

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    YES!!!!! Who da man?!!!!! Don’t answer that.. it’s Rivers.