Philip Rivers Nominated for Fed-Ex Air Player of the Year

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass during second quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers has been one of the best quarterbacks this year and has been nominated for Fed-Ex Air Player of the Year along with Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.

Manning deserves the award for his performance this season. He broke a ton of records, but Philip Rivers has brought himself back to that elite level this season under head coach Mike McCoy and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

It has been great to see his rise this season. He has carried this team on his back and now he is getting help all around the roster.

Philip’s performance this season has come without Malcom Floyd and Danario Alexander on the field. Both receivers were supposed to start the year as his biggest playmakers on offense and both have missed the majority of the season due to injuries.

He has kept the interceptions down and has kept his accuracy high. Now he is into the second round of the playoffs and ready to face the Denver Broncos for the third time this season.

I know Peyton Manning has all the numbers and likely will win the award, but Philip’s performance this season deserves to be acknowledged. He has been phenomenal.

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