As part of a promotional appearance over the weekend, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers gave his take on the lockout.
“I think it’s still early. I’ve said that a bunch the last few months, but it is still early,” Rivers told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “But as we get into May and June, football stuff will need to pick up, and we have a plan in place to make that happen.”
It feels increasingly late to many fans (and writers like us), but Rivers is right that we could still have a long way to go.
As Rivers pointed out, it’s only now that players are starting to feel the lack of organized football activities. Rivers and many of his teammates have been quietly conducting workouts four days a week the last seven weeks, waiting to find out when they can return to work.
Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of fans, Rivers expressed excitement over at least one thing that happened this offseason.
“It looks like Vincent [Jackson] is going to be back with us,” Rivers said to big applause. “Y’all think you’re excited about that? I’m really exited about that.”