Hakeem Nicks Mentions Philip Rivers As a QB He Would Like to Play With

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Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive back Darrell Stuckey (25) chases down New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) after a catch in the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Hakeem Nicks was one of the top wide receivers in the game a couple of seasons ago. The New York Giants had to figure out which wide receiver that they were going to pay. They were going to give their money to Victor Cruz or Hakeem Nicks. They eventually gave their money to Cruz and Nicks came back the next season and didn’t have the type of season that he was hoping for. He wanted to get a big payday, but he won’t be able to get that type of money with the season that he just had with the Giants.

Nicks is looking to sign a short-term deal with some team in order to prove his worth. He has a list of quarterbacks that he would like to work with in the coming season. He wants to work with Andrew Luck or Cam Newton or PHILIP RIVERS. It makes total sense for him to choose a quarterback of that caliber to work with. If he can perform in one season than he can get that payday. He can get that big money deal. Sometimes that is what all players are working for. Sometimes that is their motivation. Hakeem Nicks’s motivation for the coming season is that big payday.

“I know if I went to a place like Indianapolis, I would be dangerous with a quarterback like Andrew Luck,” Nicks said. “I can see myself catching passes from Cam Newton or even Philip Rivers.” – See more at: http://footbasket.com/nfl/nfl-rumors-hakeem-nicks-interested-in-colts-panthers-chargers/#sthash.3VtlbHVe.dpuf

We don’t know what his motivation will be in the future, but we know what that motivation will be next season. That money can drive a player a long way.

Philip Rivers could be a perfect player to get the most out of Hakeem Nicks. Nicks is a great player with the ball in his hands. He can pick up a on ton of yards after the catch and is a great route runner. He has good hands and would be huge for the Chargers offense. He fits the Chargers quick passing offense. He would be great on slants, curls, hitches and ins. He doesn’t have that speed to beat teams over the top, but his ability to make plays in the short game will open up the deep game.

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  • arnie

    Sounds good, one problem. What do the chargers have plenty of? Players that are good in the short passing game, slants, hooks curls, etc. What do the Chargers need at this position? I’ll give you a hint. The one thing you mentioned he dose not have. Speed to beat defense over the top.


  • Diegoblue

    Without a doubt … Allen & Nicks would be dangerous… Worried about his health and what type of $$ he would be lookin for.. But ABSOLUTELY for a one year then we take it from there

  • jamfed

    Nick’s in a #1 WR, and probably wants a fairly big contract. I don’t think he’d get the catches or the cash he expects in SD.

  • Nick Lee

    If he can stay healthy and maybe accept a paycut from what he was getting/expecting from New York, this would be an awesome sign.

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    I wouldn’t be concerned about his health. I’d be more concerned about what’s between his ears.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      but the motivation will be there.. .at least for one season. the question would be on a long-term deal

      • Marcel West-Bailey

        True. I think he’ll end up with Indy but only time will tell.

        • Gunnar Martin

          I think he’d be an awesome fit with the Panthers. Besides growing up in Charlotte, he’s kind of the missing link in their offense, especially if Smith ends up leaving. Newton would sure love him.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I for some reason thought he was taller.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      because he jumps so high

  • Julien Bélair

    With all the receiver in the draft I am not sure. I guess a 2 years deal at a decent price would do it. And we draft a young player to rotate with our 2 starting wrs and to do returns

  • arnie

    Sounds good, one problem. What do the chargers have plenty of? Players that are good in the short passing game, slants, hitches, curls, ins etc. What do the Chargers need at this position? I’ll give you a hint. The one thing you mentioned he does not have. Speed to beat a defense over the top.


    • Tazzster

      Totally agree with this.

      Plus, you need to worry about guys who feel the need to hit the press to market yourself. Sounds like a agent move. “Nicks, why don’t you hold a press conference and mention some quarterbacks you would like to play for, because we are not getting many calls right now.”

  • Sergio Quintero

    I will give love to Nicks implying that Eli is not the best QB for his future production, any veiled insult to that tool is always appreciated.

    The good on Nicks: Rivers will get him the ball and even if he’s the no.2 WR he should exceed 1000 yards even he plays 13-14 games, and bring a WR with deep ball skills.

    The bad on Nicks: Has consistently missed a game here and there, and probably thinks of himself as an elite WR wanting elite money, the chargers will not spend elite money in his direction.

    • boltingindiego

      he will not get elite money or shouldn’t at least this year after his past 2 years of production and health problems. Most likely he will sign a 1 year deal to prove he can stay healthy and get a long term deal.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        that is exactly what i am thinking.

      • Sergio Quintero

        It only takes one team to be stupid, and its really easy to be stupid when you have 65 million in cap space like the raiders, they must feel we have to use this space on something. The chargers under Telesco seems to be Walmart shoppers, they’ll leave the luxury buying to the Redskins.

  • Julien Bélair

    I mentioned Rivers also why no one is writing about me ? come one create some buzz

  • Nick Mansoor

    meh, why not.