More talk about Philip Rivers and what it would cost to get him out of a San Diego Chargers uniform.
Talk. Talk. Talk. And more talk. That is what we are here for. Since it seems to be a huge topic again, we have to talk about it.
There was talk about what it would take to trade Philip Rivers earlier in the day to the Titans where Kevin Acee believed that the Chargers would keep their 17th overall selection if the move was made. There is even more chatter that suggests that the Chargers would want two first round picks in return in order to take Philip Rivers.
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We are talking about an established Pro Bowl quarterback. Of course it would take a lot in order to get him out of San Diego. He is getting up there in age, but he isn’t ancient like Peyton Manning. He still has a few really good years left under his belt. He would make any team an instant contender for the playoffs. He has that type of ability and it would be stupid to think otherwise.
If the Chargers were to move up in the draft and trade Philip Rivers, they can’t be stupid about it. If the team believes that Mariota is going to be a stud, they still have to know the value of the players that they would be trading away. Philip Rivers has been one of the best quarterbacks in the league for many seasons. Ken Whisenhunt knows the value of having Rivers on the roster. The play of Rivers is what allowed Whisenhunt to get the new job in Tennessee. You have to pay to play.
The Titans want a lot for the 2nd overall pick in the draft. They would be getting a lot if we put Philip Rivers in the mix. I don’t know if the Titans would be willing to put another first round selection to get Philip Rivers, but if they want to get him on their roster than they need to think about putting in more than that number 2 selection. Taking a quarterback high in the draft is a huge risk for any team. The Titans would be getting the established player on their roster from the trade.