It seems that Philip Rivers is one step closer to not being a member of the Los Angeles Chargers.
At least, if that is how you interpret his move from San Diego to Florida. Recently, Philip Rivers decided to uproot his family from its long-time home in San Diego to be closer to where he is originally from in Alabama. He played college football at North Carolina State.
Rivers and his wife Tiffany have lived in San Diego since the Chargers drafted him back in 2004. Even when the Chargers relocated to Los Angeles in 2017, Rivers kept his San Diego spot. That led to him having to commute nearly 90 miles from home to the team’s training facility.
Rivers is nothing if not loyal.
Now, the team has made what is reported to be a permanent move to Florida. So, what does that mean?
Did the front office already convey to Rivers that it would be looking for a new starting quarterback next season? The Chargers already have Tyrod Taylor on the roster and the team holds the No. 6 overall pick in next spring’s draft.
Rivers has indicated that he wants to continue his playing career and his amazing consecutive starts streak in 2020, but he has acknowledged that could be in a different uniform. He had a lackluster 2019 season and really could have been benched in favor of Taylor or even Easton Stick if the organization wanted to see what it had in its rookie, but out of what was likely just respect for Rivers, it allowed him to finish out the season.
Seeing Rivers move to a different state (somewhere around 2,500 miles away) doesn’t guarantee that Rivers is done with the Chargers. But it sure is starting to feel like an amicable split between the team and its longtime No.1 quarterback has been set in motion.