It appears that the career of Philip Rivers as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers will be coming to an end.
The speculation that 2019 would be Philip Rivers’ last with the team started early since this was the final year of his contract. However, many thought he could play his way into another short-term deal.
That was not the case as he had one of the worst seasons of his career in 2019 and in fact cost his team multiple games with his poor play. That speculation ramped up following a 5-11 season and came to a fever pitch when Rivers and his family moved out of San Diego and left for Florida.
The handwriting seemed to be on the wall at that point and on Monday, Jay Glazer reported that the Chargers have chosen to officially move on from their longtime quarterback.
Rivers will finish his Chargers career with some amazing numbers.
He threw for 59,271 yards (6th in league history), 397 touchdown passes (6th in league history) and completed 64.7 percent of his career pass attempts. But most impressive was the fact that he made 224 consecutive starts with the team, a record that might not ever be touched by a Los Angeles Chargers player.
All of this makes Rivers a first-ballot Hall of Famer and one of the best players to ever don a Chargers uniform. But the team must move on as for the first time since 2005, a different player will start at quarterback for the Chargers.
As for who that will be remains to be seen, but the Chargers seem to have a plan going forward and it’s one that doesn’t include Rivers.