Iron man Philip Rivers didn’t miss a single game in his 14 years as the starter of the Chargers. He will finish his Chargers’ career with 59,271 yards passing, 397 touchdowns, 198 interceptions and a 95.1 QB rating. His interceptions will stand out as his worst attribute, but he was without a doubt, great at times and always a gamer.
Rivers still wants to play and should have suitors in a league always looking for veteran talent. Not long ago, back in the year 2018, Rivers had a strong season as he helped his team to a 12-4 record while throwing for 32 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and his second-best completion rate of his career. 2019 wasn’t nearly as good and Rivers appeared to take a true downturn in his ability, throwing 23 touchdowns to 20 interceptions. The question for teams looking for a starting quarterback is how much does Rivers have left in the tank?
If we’re spitballing here, quarterback needy teams that could use Rivers for a year or two are the Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears. I doubt Rivers would go anywhere that didn’t want him to at the very least compete for a starting job, but he is one of the most competitive quarterbacks ever to play and I expect he’ll be starting somewhere in 2020.
The Chargers on the other hand have Tyrod Taylor if they need a quarterback to bolster a draft pick in his rookie year. Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert come to mind, as the Chargers are in need and have the No. 6 draft pick. They would need to trade ahead of the Dolphins to secure Tagovailoa, but there’s still a lot of time and evaluation to go. They will most-likely fill their long-time quarterback need through the draft, but could stick with Taylor or grab another veteran to help in 2020.