The Chargers changed coaches and general managers since the end of the 2012 season, but not everything is new in San Diego.
Philip Rivers is still the quarterback and the team still sees him as the face of their franchise. That was the word from coach Mike McCoy during an interview with KOA in Denver. McCoy said that you need to have a franchise quarterback to be competitive in the NFL and he left no doubt that he thinks Rivers fills that role for his team.
“I think Philip’s gonna do a great job with us. We’re very fortunate to have him here. A very talented player and a great guy to have as the face of your franchise,” McCoy said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com.
There wasn’t much doubt that the Chargers were going to stick with Rivers in 2013 as McCoy wasn’t shy about saying that the prospect of working with the quarterback helped convince him to take the San Diego job. There’s work to be done — Rivers has turned the ball over 47 times the last two seasons — but McCoy obviously feels that he’ll be able to get Rivers back to his previous heights.