Hakeem Nicks Mentions Philip Rivers As a QB He Would Like to Play With

By Ernie Padaon
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Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive back Darrell Stuckey (25) chases down New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) after a catch in the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Hakeem Nicks was one of the top wide receivers in the game a couple of seasons ago. The New York Giants had to figure out which wide receiver that they were going to pay. They were going to give their money to Victor Cruz or Hakeem Nicks. They eventually gave their money to Cruz and Nicks came back the next season and didn’t have the type of season that he was hoping for. He wanted to get a big payday, but he won’t be able to get that type of money with the season that he just had with the Giants.

Nicks is looking to sign a short-term deal with some team in order to prove his worth. He has a list of quarterbacks that he would like to work with in the coming season. He wants to work with Andrew Luck or Cam Newton or PHILIP RIVERS. It makes total sense for him to choose a quarterback of that caliber to work with. If he can perform in one season than he can get that payday. He can get that big money deal. Sometimes that is what all players are working for. Sometimes that is their motivation. Hakeem Nicks’s motivation for the coming season is that big payday.

In his quote, Hakeem Nicks mentions Andrew Luck, Philip Rivers and Cam Newton. Not the QB who constantly defended him last season. Not #NYG.

— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) March 9, 2014

“I know if I went to a place like Indianapolis, I would be dangerous with a quarterback like Andrew Luck,” Nicks said. “I can see myself catching passes from Cam Newton or even Philip Rivers.” – See more at: http://footbasket.com/nfl/nfl-rumors-hakeem-nicks-interested-in-colts-panthers-chargers/#sthash.3VtlbHVe.dpuf

We don’t know what his motivation will be in the future, but we know what that motivation will be next season. That money can drive a player a long way.

Philip Rivers could be a perfect player to get the most out of Hakeem Nicks. Nicks is a great player with the ball in his hands. He can pick up a on ton of yards after the catch and is a great route runner. He has good hands and would be huge for the Chargers offense. He fits the Chargers quick passing offense. He would be great on slants, curls, hitches and ins. He doesn’t have that speed to beat teams over the top, but his ability to make plays in the short game will open up the deep game.