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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to Kansas City Chiefs fans after the Chargers defeated the Chiefs with a final score of 29-28 to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to Kansas City Chiefs fans after the Chargers defeated the Chiefs with a final score of 29-28 to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 09: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers calls a play during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at StubHub Center on December 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 09: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers calls a play during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at StubHub Center on December 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Philip Rivers gets the MVP award

The NFL Most Valuable Player award discussion has centered around two quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes and Drew Brees, of late. However, the Chargers’ leader absolutely belongs in that discussion.

If you’re not convinced of that, there is a very compelling argument here.

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Rivers has had a terrific season in leading the charge, no pun intended. His skills on the field combined with his experience give the Chargers one of the best field generals in all of football and though Mahomes has the gaudy stats and Brees’ team has a better overall record, Rivers has guided his team to some much tougher wins than either of those guys have this season.

The stats aren’t bad either.

He is completing 68.8 percent of his passes, which would be the second-highest rate of his career. He has thrown for 4,132 yards and 31 touchdowns with just 10 interceptions.

Mahomes and Bres and even Russell Wilson have had MVP-caliber seasons and though Rivers likely won’t win the award, he absolutely belongs in the discussion and should get some votes.

Of course, the MVP award is a regular season award. Rivers would undoubtedly rather hoist the Lombardi Trophy anyway.

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