Chargers coach Mike McCoy says Philip Rivers isn’t just the starting quarterback this year. McCoy sees Rivers as the Chargers’ starting quarterback for many years.
“Without a doubt — there is no doubt in my mind,” McCoy told Albert Breer of NFL Network. “I’ve said that since Day 1.”
There’s been some talk that with a newly hired General Manager in Tom Telesco and a newly hired coach in McCoy, the Chargers might be considering building for the future by bringing in a new quarterback of the future next year. McCoy, however, said he told Chargers owner Dean Spanos when he got the job that the way to make the quarterback position better was to get more help for Rivers, rather than to get a quarterback who can replace Rivers.
“I told Dean that everyone in the organization needs to do better,” McCoy said. “Phil’s one of the best in the league, and I was confident that if everyone around him was doing their job better, he’d be fine.”
Through two games, Rivers looks like the right fit for McCoy’s offense. Rivers has completed 65.8 percent of his passes, gained 614 yards and thrown seven touchdowns and only one interception. If Rivers keeps playing like that, no one will need to ask whether he’s the right man for the job in San Diego.