Philip Rivers not with Chargers, but it’s not contract related

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The start of voluntary offseason workouts often brings word of players who aren’t attending because of contract spats or a desire to work out on their own.

Contract spats can get going when a player is entering the final year of his current deal and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is in that position right now. That’s led to a lot of discussion about an extension with the team, but nothing has been finalized at this point.

That’s not the reason why Rivers isn’t with the team for their first week of offseason work, however. Head coach Anthony Lynn said that Rivers is away from the team for family reasons.

“He does a family vacation around Easter every year,” Lynn said, via the Los Angeles Daily News. “Easter was pushed back this year, so I didn’t want him showing up here just for today and tomorrow, and then going back with his family in Florida. That’s why he’s not here.”

Rivers signed his last extension in the middle of August 2015 and things could follow a similar timeline heading into the quarterback’s 16th season with the Chargers.

9 responses to “Philip Rivers not with Chargers, but it’s not contract related

  1. The ownership might be suspect, but that’s nice of them to say it’s no big deal. Whether you think Rivers is the best thing since sliced bread, I don’t believe anyone has said he doesn’t show up for training camp not ready to the best of his ability.

  2. “He does a family vacation around Easter every year,”
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    He’s been on vacation since January 14.

  3. Call me crazy but I think a 15 year hall of fame veteran has earned the benefit of the doubt and can take a family Easter vacation during VOLUNTARY workouts.

  4. rogerdodger99 says:

    April 16, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Call me crazy but I think a 15 year hall of fame veteran has earned the benefit of the doubt and can take a family Easter vacation during VOLUNTARY workouts.
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    If Rivers gets in the HOF it will delegitimize the Hall of Fame. He’s good but no way worthy of being enshrined. Crybaby immortalized? No thank you.

  5. If Rivers gets in the HOF it will delegitimize the Hall of Fame. He’s good but no way worthy of being enshrined. Crybaby immortalized? No thank you.
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    Not a fan of his in the least. But if you think (10) career 4000+ yard seasons and a QBR over 95 isn’t HOF worthy then you’re not paying attention.

  6. Spanos has the leverage this time and won’t pay Rivers….because of his age and years in the NFL being at the tail end of his career. Also, his large family loves San Diego. Spanos has all the cards except, if they lost him, to say retirement, less than “0” fans would watch LA Chargers games.

  7. He just got screwed because of the Russell Wilson contract. Sorry, Phillip! Retire and go make another baby.

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