Chargers will work to keep Philip Rivers long-term


The San Diego Chargers want to keep Philip Rivers for his entire career.

Philip Rivers might not know what his future looks like at the moment, but the San Diego Chargers are interested in re-signing the veteran quarterback to a long-term deal so that he can finish his career in San Diego. He had expressed some hesitation speaking about his future with San Diego at the end of the season, but the team wants to clear up any question marks.

Tom Telesco said team "definitely" will work to keep Philip Rivers in SD long term. Wants him to retire a Charger. Contract up after 2015.

— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) December 31, 2014

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Philip has been the starting quarterback for the Chargers since 2006 and has not missed a start since he has stepped onto the field. He has a 88-56 record as the starter and has led the team into the playoffs 5 times. As long as he is on the football field, he gives the team a good opportunity to win the game. He is a fierce competitor and will keep this team competitive.

The team should look to lock up the quarterback for a few more years to ensure he finishes his career in San Diego. The fans love his personality and leadership on and off of the field. The Charger should also look to find as many weapons for the quarterbacks as they can. Philip is an awesome weapon to have on offense, but he could always use the help.

The team needs to build up the offensive line in front of him. He took a beating last season in the pocket. At the end of the year, he was fighting off back injuries, but still stepped onto the field. When he does get the time to the throw the football, he has been one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

Getting Philip a stable running game will also be a priority this offseason. Ryan Mathews is a free agent and could be brought back to take the football. He has to stay on the field in order to help the team on offense. The team could also look toward the draft or in free agency to fix the run game.

Philip still has a few good seasons left as a quarterback. The team just needs to build up the players around him and then they can start looking at possible players that can take over his starting duties in a few years.

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