Will Rivers ever get his change in the big game?
The quarterback draft class of 2004 is often compared to the class of 1983. Each class featured three quarterbacks that changed the face of their respective franchises.
John Elway, Jim Kelly and Marino all played in the Super Bowl. Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger have each been there more than once. Rivers is currently the odd man out.
Though many fans and analysts would lean toward Marino, you can make the argument that Rivers is the best quarterback without a Super Bowl victory in NFL history, as I did last year.
There is no doubt that the clock is ticking on Rivers, but when will his championship window close? He recently turned 36 years old and some have been calling for the team to find his successor for some time now.
He is still one of the most competitive quarterbacks in the league and when he’s given time in the pocket, he’s also still one of the most deadly in attacking opposing defenses.
The Chargers have managed to surround him with some good young weapons in Keenan Allen, Melvin Gordon and Hunter Henry, but the team still missed the playoffs this season. What is it going to take for Rivers to get his squad to the next level?