The (nearly) $100 Million Man
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers signed a six-year contract extension worth- drum roll please- $93 million, according to the Associated Press.
$38 million will be guaranteed for Rivers, who is smashing all of Dan Fouts’ old school Chargers records for the position.
This contract puts Philip up there with the elite signal callers in the game, salary wise. He’s making Manning money, but the question remains- can he bring the Lombardi Trophy to San Diego? The Chargers certainly think so, and now they’re banking on it… big time.
I like Rivers’ moxie on the field. He’s a gamer. The guy has also proven he’s tough. He’s still young, only 27-years-old, and hasn’t faced real serious injuries. The Bolts have been in the playoffs the past three years with him, albeit with mediocre record last year.
This is a great move. The organization has finally laid a fat contract on a player to show they want to remain a contender, and not slink into the playoffs via fluke or Cinderella Story.
Pieces are in place, money is on the table. Let’s kick the tires on this team and get Week 1 in gear already.