Philip Rivers is the greatest quarterback in LA Chargers franchise history. While Rivers never reached the promised land, he holds just about every passing record for the Bolts and will go down in the hearts of many fans for what he did for this organization.
Chargers fans are truly spoiled as they went from one of the 20-best quarterbacks of all time to someone who is on pace to be even better than Rivers, Justin Herbert. The transition from Rivers to Herbert lasted just one Tyrod Taylor game and Herbert has captured the imaginations of Chargers fans since.
Rivers did play another year in the league with the Indianapolis Colts and flirted with coming back last season but ultimately told the New Orleans Saints no when they called. It is safe to say that Rivers' NFL career is likely over and the Chargers have the perfect method to honor him in Week 1.
With Rivers and Herbert being so beloved, Chargers fans have been itching for any sort of interaction between the two. Drew Brees came out to Chargers camp last year and interacted with Herbert but Rivers is the one that fans have been waiting for. It is every Chargers fan's dream to have a Rivers mic'd up as he's watching Herbert sling it during practice.
While we are not that far yet, Philip Rivers has finally commented on Justin Herbert for the first time publicly. Rivers was inducted into the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame last weekend and a clip of him discussing Herbert and how he roots for him is starting to circle social media.
Nearly 40 years of having Philip Rivers and Justin Herbert would be a special thing for Chargers fans. Although, as much as fans love Rivers, the hope has to be that Herbert can bring the team to the place that Rivers was never able to.
Philip Rivers also gets a stray shot in at the Cleveland Browns when discussing Chargers' Justin Herbert.
Rivers was discussing the pride of having two franchise quarterbacks play back-to-back for the Chargers and had to throw a stray shot in there at the Cleveland Browns. Rivers brought up the fact that the Browns have never been able to have a steady quarterback, which is yet again coming to light.
While he is not the best, Baker Mayfield was the first stable quarterback the Browns had. So what did the team do? Trade for Deshaun Watson and give him a fully guaranteed contract amid several sexual assault allegations. It is still unclear if Watson will even play for the Browns next season.
Rivers talking about Herbert is a great first step and with Rivers likely being officially removed from the league, it is time for the Chargers to invite him down to Costa Mesa to see a practice. Get that veteran presence in the building, and most importantly, honor everything he did for the franchise.
SoFi Stadium donned a quote from Chargers great LaDainian Tomlinson last season during Chargers home games. It would be nice to see Rivers honored in some capacity as well.