The San Diego Chargers have told Philip Rivers that he will not be traded.
The San Diego Chargers have told Philip Rivers that he will not be traded. See… all that madness was for nothing! Why was that even a thing? Who made up that mad rumor?
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The Chargers were in the middle of all of the rumors for the last few weeks. The team was mentioned as possible trade candidates with the Tennessee Titans and Philip Rivers would be sent out in that direction and the Chargers would take Marcus Mariota with the number 2 selection. The trade was talked about all over the place. The team did bring in Mariota for a workout though, so there seemed to be a little validity to the rumors. Maybe the Titans wanted to pull off a trade like that and the Chargers just looked into the possibility, before declining the idea.
All that noise is dead now and the team will keep Philip Rivers for this season and will look to lock him in long term. He is in the final year of his contract, so the team needs to work something out for him.
The Chargers have their franchise quarterback on the roster and will ride through the season with him. They will be looking to bring in more talent through the draft in order to keep him standing and allow him to do work. The team will be looking for another offensive lineman and a running back through the draft. We will see who they will bring in with their first selection in the draft. A lot of the experts have the team selecting a running back like Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon with the top selection. Which direction will the team go in the draft?
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