Rivers...Chokers part ways

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Philip Rivers and Chargers agree to part ways
Philip Rivers’ 16-season collaboration with the Chargers has come to an end.

Philip Rivers’ 16-season collaboration with the Chargers has come to an end.
(K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Philip Rivers and the Chargers have agreed to part ways, meaning the quarterback will enter free agency in March.
By JEFF MILLERSTAFF WRITER
FEB. 10, 2020
10:03 AM
After 16 seasons and 235 consecutive starts, Philip Rivers will not be the Chargers quarterback in 2020.
The Chargers and Rivers have agreed to part ways, the team announced Monday.
At 38, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent and hopes to continue playing next season.
Rivers, an eight-time Pro Bowler who led the Chargers to the playoffs six times, is coming off a tough year in which he threw 20 interceptions, matching the second-highest total of his career.
“I am very grateful to the Spanos family and the Chargers organization for the last 16 years,” Rivers said in a statement. “In anything you do, it’s the people you do it with that make it special. There are so many relationships and memories with coaches, support staff and teammates that will last forever, and for that I am so thankful.”

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Chargers Philip Rivers takes a snap against the New Orleans Saints at Qualcomm Stadium on Nov. 7, 2004. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

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Chargers Philip Rivers and were all smiles during a game against the Saints at Qualcomm Stadium on Nov. 7, 2004. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

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Chargers Philip Rivers scrambles during a Thursday Night Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Qualcomm Stadium on Oct. 8, 2006. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers celebrates a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Qualcomm Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2006. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer, Wade Phillips, and Philip Rivers look at video board after play against the Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on Jan. 2, 2005. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers, left, looks on as coach Marty Schottenheimer is dunked with water after his 200th NFL win against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 31, 2006, at Qualcomm Stadium. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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A film crew spent the week at Qualcomm Stadium making a commercial for Nike starring San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson, left, along with teammates Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates on May 25, 2007. (K.C. Alfred)
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Philip Rivers and Billy Volek of the San Diego Chargers celebrate a 51-14 win against the Detroit Lions on December 16, 2007 at Qualcomm Stadium. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers and Packers Brett Favre meet after a game in Green Bay on Sept. 23, 2007. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers walks off the field after a loss against the Minnesota Vikings on a day when Adrian Peterson set the record for rushing yards on Nov. 4, 2007. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers hands off to LaDainian Tomlinson against the Jaguars on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers reacts to his 4th quarter interception to Jaguars Sammy Knight for a touchdown in Jacksonville on November 18, 2007. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers gets looked at on the trainers table against the Indianapolis Colts on October 28, 2008 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers is sacked by Junior Seau of the New England Patriots in the 1st qtr of the AFC Championship game on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers walks off after a loss in the AFC Championship game to the New England Patriots on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Fans of the San Diego Chargers hold up a sign for Philip Rivers for MVP against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers walks to his room after practice at The Pennyhill Park Hotel and The Spa about an hour outside of London on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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The Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers take the field before a game against the Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers argues a safety in the 2nd qtr against Atlanta Falcons at Qualcomm Stadium on Nov. 30, 2008. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers’ Philip Rivers passes in 3rd qtr in a playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium on Jan. 3, 2009. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers and coach Norv Turner look on during a 35-24 playoff loss at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, January 11, 2009. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Nick Hardwick and Philip Rivers walk to the field against the Cardinals in Glendale on Aug. 20, 2009. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was sacked by Cardinals Karlos Dansby in Glendale on Aug. 20, 2009. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers runs as Ravens Ray Lewis trials at Qualcomm Stadium on Sept. 20, 2009. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Charger’s Philip Rivers drops back to pass in the 2nd quarter against the Broncos on Oct. 19, 2009. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers talks with Jacob Hester after his punt block for a touchdown in the 4th quarter against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 25, 2009. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers celebrates after a victory over the Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 20, 2009. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers waits to be introduced before a game against the Jets game at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers waits to take the field before a game against the Miami Dolphins on Oct, 2, 2011. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers and Packer Aaron Rodgers meet after the Packers beat the Chargers on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers couldn’t convert a 4th down play on the final drive against the Browns in Cleveland on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. The Browns won 7-6. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers and Nick Hardwick celebrate a call for a touchdown by Vincent Brown that was reviewed against the Texans at Qualcomm Stadium on Sept. 9, 2013. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and his son Gunner meet the ESPN crew of Trent Dilfer, Steve Young and Suzy Kolber after a Monday Night Football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 19-9 on Oct. 14, 2011. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers gathers with his team before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 1, 2013 (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is introduced before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 29, 2013. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers celebrates after beating the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 29, 2013. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers calls a play against the Cardinals in Glendale on Sept. 8, 2014. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers is introduced before a game against the Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium on Sept. 14, 2014. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers runs the ball in the 2nd quarter against Seattle at Qualcomm Stadium on Sept. 14, 2014. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers grimaces after getting hit by Raiders Khalil Mack in the 4th quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on Nov. 16, 2014. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers is announced before a game against the Patriots at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 7, 2014. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers argues a call against the Broncos on Dec. 14, 2014. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Eric Weddle and Philip Rivers celebrate win over 49ers in Santa Clara on Dec. 20, 2014. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers speaks about center Nick Hardwick, who announced his retirement after 11 seasons playing for the team on Feb. 3. 2014. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers is interviewed by Chargers former center Nick Hardwick during a game against the Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium on August 13, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers listens to the national anthem before the Bengals game in Cincinnati on Sept. 20, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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A Chargers fan holds up a Philip Rivers head during the Bengals game in Cincinnati on Sept. 20, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers walks to the field before a game against the Green Bay Packers on 10/18/15 (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers flips his helmet at the end of a 27-20 loss to the Packers in Green Bay on Oct. 18, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers is surrounded by Ravens during a game in Baltimore on Nov. 1, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers stands in disbelief after D.J. Fluker was called for illegally being downfield forcing an Antonio Gates touchdown to be called back in the 4th quarter. Linesman Marc Hittner looks on during the Monday Night Football game on Nov. 9. 2015 (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers lays on the ground after getting hit on a 4th down play on their final drive as Bears Pernell McPhee looks down on him during a Monday Night Football game on Nov. 9, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers runs out of bounds as Chiefs Jaye Howard tries to defend in the 2nd quarter on Nov. 22, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers throws to Ladarius Green against Jacksonville in the 4th quarter on Nov. 29, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers and Broncos Von Miller get into it during the final moments of the 4th quarter on Dec. 6, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers warms up in the rain before a game against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 9, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers jersey is covered in grass stains after being sacked five times by the Chiefs. The Chargers loss 10-3. on Dec. 9, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers and Joe Barksdale walk off the field after a 10-3 loss to the Chiefs on Dec. 9, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers salutes the fans after a 30-14 win over Miami at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 20, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers hugs fan Renan Pozo after a 30-14 win over Miami on Dec. 20, 2015. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers Philip Rivers looks on during a game against the Broncos on Jan. 3, 2106. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers prepares to ride the Giant Dipper roller coaster with fans at Belmont Park in Mission Beach during the Chargers’ Thank You San Diego Day on May 25, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers (17) joke during mini camp in San Diego on June 14, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargere quarterback Philip Rivers looks on with his sons during a Chargers training camp practice on August 15, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Melvin Gordon celebrates a 2nd quarter touchdown with Philip Rivers against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 11, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers walks out to the field at Qualcomm. Stadium before a game against the Jaguars. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers fumbles as Colts Erik Walden hits him in the 2nd quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers walks off after a 26-22 loss to the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers walks off the field after Travis Benjamin fumbled in the 4th quarter against the Saints at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday Oct. 2, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers takes a knee on the field after a 34-31 loss to the Raiders in Oakland on Oct. 9, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers reacts to throwing an interception to Saints B.W. Webb in the 4th quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on Oct. 2, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looks on in the final moments of the Broncos game in San Diego on Oct. 13, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers celebrates a 33-30 overtime victory with Melvin Ingram against the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers celebrates with fans after a 33-30 overtime victory against the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Photo by K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers looks on after Broncos Bradley Roby intercepted a pass for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter in Denver on Oct. 30, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers warms up before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium on Nov. 6, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Fans cheer on San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers after a win against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium on Nov. 6, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers waits to be introduced before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 4, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers and the offense line up for a play against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 18, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers takes the field before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2016. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Philip Rivers, quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers walks away after speaking to the media on the first day of off-season workouts in San Diego on Monday, April 3, 2017. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Fan Debbie Burke cheers on Philip Rivers as he warms up before the Los Angeles Chargers played the Miami Dolphins at the StubHub Center on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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A fan holds a sign with the head of Los Angeles Chargers Philip Rivers during a game against the Miami Dolphins at the StubHub Center in Carson on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers warms up against the Oakland Raiders at the Stubhub Center in Carson on Dec. 31, 2017. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers escapes the rush of Kansas City Chiefs Justin Houston in the 3rd quarter at the StubHub Center in Carson on Sept. 9, 2018. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers prays with Kansas City Chiefs players after a game at the StubHub Center in Carson on Sept. 9, 2018. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers runs a play against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 23, 2018. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers Philip Rivers leaves the field after the Denver Broncos beat the Chargers 23-22 at the StubHub Center in Carson on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers takes the field before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at the StubHub Center in Carson on Dec. 9, 2018. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers Philip Rivers argues a call against Keenan Allen in the 1st quarter against the Baltimore Ravens in Carson on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers Philip Rivers after he threw a touchdown pass to Keenan Allen against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2nd quarter in Carson on Sept. 8, 2019. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers Philip Rivers throws to Keenan Allen as Houston Texans J.J. Watt approaches in the 2nd quarter in Carson on Sept. 22, 2019. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers Philip Rivers is tripped up by Houston Texans Bradley Roby in the 4th quarter in Carson on Sept. 22, 2019. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers Philip Rivers takes the field before a game against the Green Bay Packers in Carson on Nov. 3, 2019. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers Philip Rivers takes a snap against the Green Bay Packers in Carson on Nov. 3, 2019. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers walks off the field after a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Carson on Dec. 22, 2019. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Chargers have two quarterbacks — backup Tyrod Taylor and 2019 fifth-round pick Easton Stick — under contract. They are expected to draft another quarterback in April and have the No. 6 overall selection.
“After stepping back a bit from last season, we reconnected with Philip and his representatives to look at how 2019 played out, assess our future goals, evaluate the current state of the roster and see if there was a path forward that made sense for both parties,” general manager Tom Telesco said in a statement. “As we talked through various scenarios, it became apparent that it would be best for Philip and the Chargers to turn the page on what has truly been a remarkable run.”
 
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End of an era......just wish he'd demanded a trade earlier like 3 years ago when they decided to leave SD. Class act, at least off the field. Didn't always agree with the way he handled himself on the field but no one can doubt he was always a fierce competitor. Wish him well in whatever he does. He always was a fan favorite in SD and I think he will always have a special place in his heart for San Diegans. Can't say that about spanos at all. He went out with class , not mentioning how schitty that owner was for leaving SD and for never putting an entire team around him.
 

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Rivers was the last real link to SD. So let's see how many jump off the wagon.
There is no good reason any more for any San Diego resident to root for that team that is now LA's. There is no good reason for them to support an owner who turned his back on this city. There is no good reason for ANYONE to support that onwer who is a goof and a greedy bastard and who has ripped off his fanbase time and again by putting a shitty product on the field that always has holes in it that can never be considered a true Lombardi competitor.
 

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There is no good reason any more for any San Diego resident to root for that team that is now LA's. There is no good reason for them to support an owner who turned his back on this city. There is no good reason for ANYONE to support that onwer who is a goof and a greedy bastard and who has ripped off his fanbase time and again by putting a shitty product on the field that always has holes in it that can never be considered a true Lombardi competitor.
Was there ever a good reason?

Emotion, perhaps. But good reason? Did math only get invented last year?
 

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Hope he signs with Gordon and the Bucs.

they make the SB next year? In Kroenke’s

how fuking cool would that be. FUdean
 
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Rivers was the last real link to SD. So let's see how many jump off the wagon.
I fall in that group. I’ve been a Chargers fan for 35 years, and have seen players come and go. The last few years my interest in the Chargers has fallen significantly and I’ve been hanging on by a thread. I have only watched a few games, and don’t even know who half the players on the team are.

With the move, with Gates retired and now Rivers leaving, I just don’t feel a connection anymore. I don’t have the passion anymore and it’s a real shame because it was something I enjoyed for a significant part of my life.

And it’s not just that - it started awhile ago with the mass exodus of posters from dot com due to the tyrannical moderating. The Chargers Organization and everyone working for them have the unique and special talent of running off fans. It’s truly bizarre.

Fuck Spanos for ruining the franchise I have so dearly loved, and for causing so many of the friends I’ve made over the years to up and vanish like a fart in the wind. I hope the L.A. experiment turns into a flaming bag of dog shit, and that Spanos loses his ass in an epic way.

Thank you to Rivers for all the great years, and I wish him the best in his new endeavor. I’ll hope he lands with the Titans, but will follow him wherever he goes.
 

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Congratulations to Rivers for escaping that shit organization. I hope he signs somewhere and I have a new team to root for next season.
That and hope he gets to extract revenge on that POS owner spanos.....hope he plays against them and whatever team he winds up with causes them to lose a game or two and miss the playoffs or maybe he knocks them out of the playoffs if the spanii are even lucky enough to get there next year.
 

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I fall in that group. I’ve been a Chargers fan for 35 years, and have seen players come and go. The last few years my interest in the Chargers has fallen significantly and I’ve been hanging on by a thread. I have only watched a few games, and don’t even know who half the players on the team are.

With the move, with Gates retired and now Rivers leaving, I just don’t feel a connection anymore. I don’t have the passion anymore and it’s a real shame because it was something I enjoyed for a significant part of my life.

And it’s not just that - it started awhile ago with the mass exodus of posters from dot com due to the tyrannical moderating. The Chargers Organization and everyone working for them have the unique and special talent of running off fans. It’s truly bizarre.

Fuck Spanos for ruining the franchise I have so dearly loved, and for causing so many of the friends I’ve made over the years to up and vanish like a fart in the wind. I hope the L.A. experiment turns into a flaming bag of dog shit, and that Spanos loses his ass in an epic way.

Thank you to Rivers for all the great years, and I wish him the best in his new endeavor. I’ll hope he lands with the Titans, but will follow him wherever he goes.
Good choice moving on from that organization that cares ZERO about community, employees and for the most part winning. You as a die-hard fan deserve better. I for one, have found a new passion for other sports. Especially with my local teams. I follow Hockey, Soccer, Rugby and even Lacrosse. Sports I was blind to when I was fully invested in the NFL. You'd be pleasantly surprised how many class sports organizations and leagues exist out there.

So in short, there are definitely greener pastures as a sports fan.
 

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That and hope he gets to extract revenge on that POS owner spanos.....hope he plays against them and whatever team he winds up with causes them to lose a game or two and miss the playoffs or maybe he knocks them out of the playoffs if the spanii are even lucky enough to get there next year.
What if goes somewhere with a good OL and lights shit up? That would be great as far as rooting for Rivers AND would be an indictment on the shitty job that shit organization did ever giving Rivers a good line to work behind.
 

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The only logical fit is Tampa Bay and that is IF they want to give up on the POS Jameis. I can't see him going somewhere and not starting.
 

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Wherever these Valkyries drop me...
Well, like (probably) many people here,
I was a bit too much of an apologist for Philip when he was "our" guy,
and a bit too little of an apologist once he was "that guy in a team I now care little about."

He gave me a lot of wonderful sports moments as a San Diego Charger, and a fair amount of frustration, too.

I'm not ready to count him out after one bad season...and would like to see him do well, somewhere.
Honestly, I wouldn't bet a nickel either way, though, re. whether or not he still has something in the tank. 50-50.
 

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HEY FUDEAN - THIS IS THE FUCKING LEGACY YOU LEFT FOR PHIL

Philip Rivers has by far the most touchdown passes in NFL history by a quarterback who has never played in the Super Bowl.
 

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Wherever these Valkyries drop me...
When Philip would mouth off, "Rabid-San-Diego-Charger-Fan-Lance19" would say:
"Aw, c'mon...he's just excited! The guy is deeply religious and doesn't even swear!"

But when you remember moments like this...you understand why he had the rep he did: [Volume up!!]


A couple days ago I watched a short NFL Films bit called "The Quiet Game'
where poor ref Steve Freeman has to deal with Rivers (skip to 4:28 to 5:17)
 

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) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Remember what Bruce Arians did with the aging Carson Palmer in Arizona? Palmer played some of the best football of his career and helped the Cardinals go on a deep postseason run in 2015. This is exactly what I envision for Arians and Rivers in Tampa. Arians wants a veteran quarterback who's competitive and not afraid to take chances. But one who doesn't throw 30 interceptions (maybe just 20). Tampa Bay's offense makes a lot of sense for the veteran passer. He had an uber-talented receiving corps with the Chargers, and that's exactly what he'd get in Tampa with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and tight end O.J. Howard. Bring in a running back in free agency or the draft, and this unit looks poised to make some magic. Not to mention, Tampa is now close to home.
 

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When Philip would mouth off, "Rabid-San-Diego-Charger-Fan-Lance19" would say:
"Aw, c'mon...he's just excited! The guy is deeply religious and doesn't even swear!"

But when you remember moments like this...you understand why he had the rep he did: [Volume up!!]


A couple days ago I watched a short NFL Films bit called "The Quiet Game'
where poor ref Steve Freeman has to deal with Rivers (skip to 4:28 to 5:17)
yup, overly emotional does not lead to good things happening when the bigtime pressure situations in playoffs or otherwise happen. Those situations usually call for a focused awareness and ability to block out distractions like Phil got caught up in time and again. And what good does it do to antagonize an opponent like that? What possible good does it do? Sure you can smack talk but the way he got into it there was just childish. Bet that defender was looking for Phil's head after that. And talk goes around the league too.
 

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yup, overly emotional does not lead to good things happening when the bigtime pressure situations in playoffs or otherwise happen. Those situations usually call for a focused awareness and ability to block out distractions like Phil got caught up in time and again. And what good does it do to antagonize an opponent like that? What possible good does it do? Sure you can smack talk but the way he got into it there was just childish. Bet that defender was looking for Phil's head after that. And talk goes around the league too.
Even when I was a San Diego Chargers fan, I hated that aspect of Rivers, both the childish trash talking and the propensity of spazzing out. I can’t recall one time where one of his tantrums won a game. I predict he will never play in a Super Bowl unless he’s backing up Mahomes in KC and its a blowout game.
 
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) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Remember what Bruce Arians did with the aging Carson Palmer in Arizona? Palmer played some of the best football of his career and helped the Cardinals go on a deep postseason run in 2015. This is exactly what I envision for Arians and Rivers in Tampa. Arians wants a veteran quarterback who's competitive and not afraid to take chances. But one who doesn't throw 30 interceptions (maybe just 20). Tampa Bay's offense makes a lot of sense for the veteran passer. He had an uber-talented receiving corps with the Chargers, and that's exactly what he'd get in Tampa with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and tight end O.J. Howard. Bring in a running back in free agency or the draft, and this unit looks poised to make some magic. Not to mention, Tampa is now close to home.
Would love for him to do well. Anything to make the spanii look bad is good by me. That guy was the face of the franchise for almost 2 decades. I hope Gordon and Henry move on too. Let the chuggers decline into oblivion. Can't wait for Bosa to leave as well. FUDEAN.
 
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Even when I was a San Diego Chargers fan, I hated that aspect of Rivers, both the childish trash talking and the propensity of spazzing out. I can’t recall one time where one of his tantrums won a game. I predict he will never play in a Super Bowl unless he’s backing up Mahomes in KC and its a blowout game.
unfortunately I'd have to concur.....barring some miracle his window of opportunity closed this past season when that team collapsed into a dumpster fire. And it was not all on Rivers by any means. They left him with a garbage O line. The D that was supposed to be so good took a huge step backwards. The coaching sucked all the way around.....they ended up with a nobody at OC. What a mess. Just too bad PR didn't get out of there earlier 3 years ago and at least have a shot at a title somewhere else.
 

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Would love for him to do well. Anything to make the spanii look bad is good by me. That guy was the face of the franchise for almost 2 decades. I hope Gordon and Henry move on too. Let the chuggers decline into oblivion. Can't wait for Bosa to leave as well. FUDEAN.
If Bosa plays out his 5th year option, one more years of QB Taylor and rookie QB should do it.
 
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) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Remember what Bruce Arians did with the aging Carson Palmer in Arizona? Palmer played some of the best football of his career and helped the Cardinals go on a deep postseason run in 2015. This is exactly what I envision for Arians and Rivers in Tampa. Arians wants a veteran quarterback who's competitive and not afraid to take chances. But one who doesn't throw 30 interceptions (maybe just 20). Tampa Bay's offense makes a lot of sense for the veteran passer. He had an uber-talented receiving corps with the Chargers, and that's exactly what he'd get in Tampa with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and tight end O.J. Howard. Bring in a running back in free agency or the draft, and this unit looks poised to make some magic. Not to mention, Tampa is now close to home.
If Arians brings over Ken Whisenhunt as O.C. then you know Rivers is there.
 

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I hope Philip catches on with another team and plays at least 1 more season, or possibly 2. In addition to his impressive “Iron Man” streak of consecutive starts for a quarterback (#2 All Time) he’s only 23 touchdown passes behind Dan Marino for # 5 and I really want him capture that record.

I’ll probably still follow the Bolts but it’ll be a lot less faithfully, especially with the last remaining true links to San Diego gone in the departures of Gates & Rivers. I’ll definitely root for Philip more, no matter which NFL team he ends up going to. With the exception of the Carolina Panthers, the Chargers are the only NFL team that Philip Rivers hasn’t beaten and that's only because he's never played against them yet - I hope that changes next season, I’d sure like to see him knock the both of them off before he hangs up his cleats for good. The only QBs to beat all 32 NFL teams are Brett Favre, Peyton Manning & Drew Brees. Having only played for the Patriots so far, Tom Brady has beaten all 31 other NFL teams. Kerry Collins also beat 31 teams, but he went 0-5 against the Dolphins and that kept him out of the esteemed “32 Club”.
 
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