Philip Rivers: It was time for me to be done with the Chargers, they nailed it with Justin Herbert

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Philip Rivers spent 16 seasons playing quarterback for the Chargers, and he’s hoping Justin Herbert will last at least as long.

Rivers called himself a big fan of Herbert’s and said the Chargers couldn’t have done a better job of identifying the right quarterback to be the next one to lead their franchise.

“I pull like crazy for the Chargers and I pull for Justin Herbert in particular, just because I think it’s awesome that I was able to be there for 16 years, hopefully he can be there for another 16,” Rivers told Crain & Company. “I always thought it’s cool you look at the Packers, you can say, ‘Who’s been their quarterback the last 40 years? Favre and Rodgers.’ You don’t want it to go the Browns’ version, with 30 starters in the last 25 years. With Herbert, it was time for me to be done there, and then they nailed that pick.”

The Chargers certainly did nail that pick, and it won’t surprise anyone if Herbert is still the Chargers’ quarterback in 2035, which would be is 16th season with the Chargers.

18 responses to “Philip Rivers: It was time for me to be done with the Chargers, they nailed it with Justin Herbert

  1. I’m still not convinced that Herbert isn’t one of Phillip Rivers’s children.

  2. Very nice sportsmanship by Rivers to compliment Herbert and the Chargers. Rivers has had a great career, refreshing to hear positive things.

  3. Cool of Rivers to admit that he cheers for him and his old team. Seems like a good dude. Still cant believe he was a great quarterback all these years as it looks like he was shot putting a bowling ball with his throwing motion.

  4. IT is because Miami has become the most incompetent management in the NFL that they bought into the Alabama hype and took Tua that Justin feel into the Chargers lap. Don’t get me wrong – Justin is the best QB out of his draft class better than both Joe + Tua. The Chargers never gave Philip the O line and support players that they have given Justin except for Antonio Gates , who’s was an undrafted free agent college basketball player trying to see if he could play football. And then a 3rd round pick named Keenan Allen at WR. Philip was running for his life half to the passing plays. I always believed Spanos was tanking to get out of San Diego and up to LA. Now that they are in LA, they are hellbent on putting a great roster together.

    Philip won in San Diego in spite of Spanos and the incompetence. And for that the San Diego community thanks him for 16 great years. Wish they wouldn’t have fired Marty Shottenheimer after the 14-2 season – that was our Super Bowl window out the window.

  5. Raiders fan here, but dang Rivers was great. That one playoff game playing with a busted up knee? He was a baller.

  6. The Chargers are cursed otr something, man, you can always count on them choking in the playoffs.

  7. scmtb says:
    July 3, 2022 at 9:01 am
    IT is because Miami has become the most incompetent management in the NFL that they bought into the Alabama hype and took Tua that Justin feel into the Chargers lap. Don’t get me wrong – Justin is the best QB out of his draft class better than both Joe + Tua. The Chargers never gave Philip the O line and support players that they have given Justin except for Antonio Gates , who’s was an undrafted free agent college basketball player trying to see if he could play football. And then a 3rd round pick named Keenan Allen at WR. Philip was running for his life half to the passing plays. I always believed Spanos was tanking to get out of San Diego and up to LA. Now that they are in LA, they are hellbent on putting a great roster together.

    Philip won in San Diego in spite of Spanos and the incompetence. And for that the San Diego community thanks him for 16 great years. Wish they wouldn’t have fired Marty Shottenheimer after the 14-2 season – that was our Super Bowl window out the window.

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    Omg, long post. Lol

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