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LA Chargers: 3 teams that could need Philip Rivers in 2021

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Former LA Chargers quarterback, and future Hall of Famer, Philip Rivers made NFL headlines on Tuesday. Rivers reportedly is not giving up on his NFL career yet despite not signing with a team in the offseason.

Rivers is currently committed to coaching high school football but has not put his NFL career to bed yet. It appears as if Rivers does not want to go through the grind of an entire season. However, if a team needs him late in the season and the fit is right then he absolutely could play another game in the NFL.

There are very specific circumstances that would have to happen for Philip Rivers to be brought out of retirement. First of all, the team would have to be a team competing for the playoffs. There is no chance that Rivers will sign with a two-win team, and quite frankly, a two-win team has no reason to sign a quarterback like Rivers.

That team also has to not have a good backup quarterback.

The LA Chargers are not one of the potential teams that could bring Philip Rivers out of retirement.

As cool as it would be to see Philip Rivers back on the LA Chargers, if anything happens to Justin Herbert, the Chargers are probably just rolling with Chase Daniel.

It is more likely that Rivers does not play another snap in the NFL and finally goes through with that one-day contract to retire as a Charger after the season. However, if things fall a certain way, there definitely are three teams in particular that could be calling Philip Rivers in December.

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