Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) calls an audible during the first half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
After 7 weeks through the season, Philip Rivers is sitting on top of the rankings for quarterback completion percentage. He has been on fire the last couple of weeks and has completed 73.9 percent of his passes this year. He is right above Peyton Manning, who is sitting at 71.6 percent and Matt Ryan at 70.1 percent.
Ken Whisenhunt believed that he could raise that completion percentage this year with the new offense. He has Philip tossing short and safe passes and has the team moving the football up and down the football field. The offense has been rolling. Philip just gets the ball to his playmakers and lets them do the work. It was evident a couple of times against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He tossed a short pass out to Danny Woodhead and Eddie Royal and they made big time gains on the play. We have guys that can make plays after the catch. Keenan Allen has that same ability to make things happen after the catch. This offense takes advantage of players like that.
Philip gets the ball out quick and lets the playmakers make things happen. The offensive line has benefited. They don’t have to block their man forever to get the passes out. They have been doing a great job of creating some time for him too. The receivers have been doing great at creating space as well. Everyone on the offensive side of the football deserves credit for getting Philip Rivers to the top of the completion percentage.