Chargers, Philip Rivers have a cutoff on Aug 13 for contract extension

By Ernie Padaon

Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers have been talking about a new contract that would extend past this season. Rivers is on the last year of his current contract and the team would love to keep him around as the quarterback for years to come. There has been rumors circulating that Rivers will make around $20 million per season on his new deal, but a new deal has not been agreed upon yet.

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The deal will need to be completed quickly. Rivers doesn’t want the negotiations to linger into the season. At some point, he wants to focus on football and can deal with the contract noise after the season.

Circle the date August 13 on the calendar. That is when the Chargers face off against the Dallas Cowboys in preseason. That is also the date that is believed to be the cutoff for negotiations. If Philip and the Chargers don’t have an extension done by that date, they will hold off on talks until the offseason to discuss a new deal.

Will the Chargers agree to a new deal by that date? Will the team be able to lock in their franchise quarterback for another 5 years?

It would be nice to secure the franchise quarterback before the end of the season. It would be nice to know that we will have a franchise quarterback tossing the rock for the team for the next several seasons. After the Chargers lock in Philip Rivers, people will start to wonder if he will be playing in San Diego or in Los Angeles.

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