On Thursday night, current Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers surpassed former Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts as the all-time leading passer in franchise history. Because Fouts has a bust in the Hall of Fame, an idea was hatched for Friday’s question of the day on PFT Live.
Is Philip Rivers a Hall of Famer?
Rivers currently is No. 13 on the all-time yardage list, trailing five Hall of Famers, four active players, a future Hall of Famer (Peyton Manning), and Vinny Testaverde and Drew Bledsoe. By the time Rivers, who has 43,094 career yards, retires, he could have more than 50,000 passing yards by the time he retires — something only six others have done.
But he currently has no Super Bowl rings, and not even a single Super Bowl appearance. Then again, Fouts didn’t either.
At the risk of inviting the wrath of the “quarterback wins aren’t a stat” crowd, Fouts was 86-84-1. Rivers is 94-72.
Given that Fouts did enough to make it, the choices for Rivers are yes, no, and (essentially) maybe. Cast your ballot, make your case in the comments, and dial up PFT Live at 6:00 a.m. ET on NBCSportsRadio.com, or turn on NBCSN at 7:00 a.m. ET. Or both.