Sep 28, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws the ball over Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Roy Miller (97) and defensive end Andre Branch (90) during third quarter action at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Philip Rivers is on top of the world after the first quarter of the season. NFL.com just released their quarterback index and sitting in the top spot is Philip Rivers. Check out the note that they had on our quarterback:
Rex Ryan is right: Rivers is an early leader for MVP, although J.J. Watt would get my vote. Rivers has carried over his sharpshooting consistency from a season ago with a few more deep throws mixed in. His performance in a victory over the Seattle Seahawks was a triumph of patience and precision against a historic defense. So many quarterbacks feel the pass rush more as they get older, but Rivers is still the best at delivering awkwardly under pressure or finding a way to buy that extra second. He doesn’t get bothered. And he’s done it this year with a lackluster running game and offensive line.
Felipe Rios has been killing it this season. It has been fun to watch. Let’s see him continue his roll through the league. He goes up against the Jets poor secondary this weekend and he will be looking to put up more big numbers.