Records for Rivers?
Phillip Rivers will break the all-time single season passing yard record set by Dan Marino in 1984. Marino’s record is 5,084 yards, which was almost surpassed by Drew Brees in 2008 when he threw for 5,069 yards. However, I truly believe Rivers will not fall short. Rivers has a plethora of weapons on the outside featuring Antonio Gates, Vincent Jackson, and Malcolm Floyd. During the 2010 campaign, Rivers had 4,710 yards. The feat was extremely impressive and slightly un-expected due to the absence of many of his main targets. Gates and Floyd both missed 6 games, while Jackson sat out 12 games due to his contract dispute. Gates has seen limited action in the pre-season but will be a go for the season opener versus the Vikings and beyond. Rivers may not have the traditional release, may not be the most likeable guy, but he has an un-canny ability to sling the ball around the yard. Charger fans like myself hope the personal accolades Rivers notches this year help bring the Lombardi Trophy to San Diego for the first time in team history.