Philip Rivers in no rush for a new contract

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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says he doesn’t need a new contract.

Rivers, who is heading into the final year of his current deal, said today that he appreciates it if the Chargers re-sign him but he’d be content with playing the 2019 season and then heading into free agency in 10 months.

“I’m thankful for that if that opportunity comes, but I’m fine right where we are,” Rivers said. “I’m under no immediate stress or urgency to get this done. If that means playing it out, that will be fine. It really will.”

Rivers isn’t asking for any kind of long-term commitment.

“I’d be fine with it and we could look at it again in the early spring if that in fact is how it plays out,” Rivers said. “I really have no goal, or see it playing a certain way. I really don’t. I’m very at peace with where it is right now. I’m under contract this season and I’m excited for this team and our opportunities.”

The 37-year-old Rivers, who has a cap hit this year of $23 million, said that he isn’t sure how many years he has left in him, but he said he doesn’t think this will be his last season, nor does he think he could play until he’s 45 years old. So figure Rivers has somewhere between two and seven more years to play.

22 responses to “Philip Rivers in no rush for a new contract

  1. 9 kids? Better think about playing until 45. Especially with the QB rate going up the helium

  2. I hope he leaves in FA. a change of scenery might get him over that playoff hump. I’ll always remember Rivers chasing down Eli pre-game, the first time they played each other, to talk smack to him about his old man’s refusal for Eli to play in SD.

  3. Philip Rivers has only had a good defense
    in about 2 or 3 season of his 15 season nfl career.

  4. Philip Rivers has only had a good defense
    in about 2 or 3 season of his 15 season nfl career.

    Drew Brees hasn’t either and that didn’t hold him back from getting to the promise land.

  5. Straight Cash Homie says:
    May 6, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    Philip Rivers has only had a good defense
    in about 2 or 3 season of his 15 season nfl career.

    Drew Brees hasn’t either and that didn’t hold him back from getting to the promise land.
    —————————————————

    Your right, but he did have a D coordinator who put bounties on opposing players thus resulting in both his suspension, as well as the head coach. So yeah, maybe he had a little bit of defensive help getting to the promise land that year.

  6. He’s going to see if the Giants want to trade Eli for him, poetic justice.

  7. He shows just enough flashes of brilliance to keep the A-list money rolling in. If the Chargers don’t overpay him, there are plenty of other desperate teams who will.

  8. 1. Rivers is taking a HUGE risk of potential injury and loss of $$$
    2. He should be paid THIS YEAR
    3. Most importantly, the Spanos family is probably the poorest ownership in the entire league (maybe the Raiders – it’s close). They’ll be hard pressed to pay RIvers his signing bonus (seriously)

  9. He doesn’t care because money isn’t his focus in life. His family and religion are. Playing in the NFL is just the cherry on top. It’s nice seeing that kind of perspective from a professional athlete these days.

  10. I’m a Broncos fan who has much admiration for Rivers…He can still sling it with the best of them. Still has a quicker release than most & a sweet sidearm that has paid off many times! No matter the outcome, he is Canton bound.

  11. The Chiefs have had a tremendous amount of success again Rivers since Reid came to town, but even so the Charger games are the ones I worry about in the division because of him. I am beyond happy to have Mahomes as my QB, but if we would have some how ended up with Rivers all these years I would have been pretty happy with that, I imagine chargers fans feel the same. Pay this guy, it’s tough finding a leader with all of his check marks.

  12. Spanos has Rivers over a barrel because Spanos knows Rivers family won’t leave San Diego and his kids want to stay in the same schools and with their friends. HOWEVER…Spanos needs Rivers going into the new Kroenke stadium next year. Spanos has already lowered seat prices as they have only a trickle of fans in LA. Without Rivers, kroenke Stadium will be at best 1/3rd full for LA Charger games. With all that said, the brutal commute from LA to SD last year was beginning to reflect somewhat on his performance

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