Chargers 2014 Starting Quarterback

By James Fedewa

Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) gestures during the game against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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First and foremost, the majority of Chargers fans like and prefer Philip Rivers. He’s a spiritual, passionate guy, great leader and current Mr. San Diego icon, but if he continues to struggle to win games, his days in San Diego will be limited.

It has been said that GM Tom Telesco and Head Coach Mike McCoy came to San Diego partially because of the presence of Philip Rivers as the starting quarterback. Rivers is should be a quality player and could be behind the proper offensive line, but after last weeks up & down performance against Houston, questions are swirling. 4 Touchdowns is amazing, followed by an interception TD and loss nullifies stats.

Telesco and McCoy probably already have several QB scenarios prepared for 2014, as good management has an option for every situation.  If Rivers is no longer the Chargers quarterback in 2014 (via trade, never release), who would Chargers fans expect to take his starting quarterback role in San Diego?

Mobile rookie quarterbacks are also options, and can guarantee and extended stay for a head coach. Mobile, pistol, read-option, dual-threat quarterbacks are very popular at the moment since Robert Griffin III, Kaepernick and Russell Wilson entered the NFL, following the footsteps of Michael Vick. Several options can be made, but would they still be an upgrade over Philip Rivers?

If Philip Rivers is not in San Diego next season, who will be the Chargers starting quarterback in 2014 (rookie vs. veteran)?