At various points this offseason it seemed like there was a chance that Philip Rivers wouldn’t be with the Chargers for the 2015 season with the years beyond that looking even murkier.
Rivers’s stated desire to let the season (and the final year of his contract) play out without discussing an extension, his apprehensiveness about potentially moving to Los Angeles with the team and trade rumors involving the Titans were the major fuel for that belief, but Rivers remains on the team and his tune about an extension has changed. Rivers reiterated Tuesday that he’s willing to talk about a new deal before the season gets underway and said he wants to remain with the team.
“You put in 11 years here, and we haven’t accomplished the ultimate goal,” Rivers said, via ESPN.com. “There’s been a lot of great memories, and a lot of awesome games, seasons, friendships, training camps and on and on. So that would be awesome [to stay]. Obviously, as players none of can choose how we all want it to work out. But if that’s how it works out, I’d be fired up.”
Rivers didn’t have an update on talks with the team, but things definitely seem to be moving in the direction of extending their working relationship after the more pessimistic outlook from earlier this year.