Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) talks to quarterback Philip Rivers (17) during the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys in a preseason NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a 4-year contract extension with Philip Rivers. The team had been negotiating with Rivers throughout the offseason and they were finally able to agree to a deal before the season stared. The team was willing to use their franchise tag on Philip at the end of the season if he did not sign the deal, but now they will not have to get that done. The team will have Philip leading the offense until 2019.
This is some of the best news to come from the team this offseason. The offseason has been littered with a number of sad stories, but this time around we know that Philip will be leading this offense.
Without Philip on this roster, this team would not be competing at the level that it does every year. Philip is one of the best leaders to have in the league and he should get the chance to retire as a Charger. The numbers are still not out on his contract, but something around $20 million per season was mentioned previously.
We look forward to having Philip running this offense with some of the young talent that we have brought in.