General Manager Tom Telesco said Wednesday that the team’s “plan and intent” is for Philip Rivers to remain their quarterback for the foreseeable future, which was the only update about the ongoing questions regarding Rivers’s status with the team after speculation that the two sides might part ways.
That wasn’t the only player whose outlook Telesco was asked to address during his press conference. Safety Eric Weddle, who is in the final year of his deal with the club, hasn’t been part of the team’s first week of offseason work and said that he feels “highly, highly disrespected” by the lack of movement toward a new contract.
Telesco said that the team was in draft mode at this point, but that they were open to talking about a new deal.
Weddle, who turned 30 in January, has started every game for the Chargers over the last five years and has missed just four games since the team made him a second-round pick in 2007. He’s set to make $7.5 million this season.