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Chargers Expected To Make A “Big Push” To Sign Philip Rivers To An Extension Before Camp

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Monday’s NFL Total Access. that the Chargers are hoping to have a long-term deal in place with QB Philip Rivers before the start of training camp.

  • Rapoport added that he expects the Chargers to make a “big push” to Rivers to an extension before camp is underway.

This comes after Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune San Diego recently reported that there has been “little urgency” from Rivers and his camp in recent months to get a long-term extension in place with the Chargers.

There really hasn’t been much buzz regarding contract talks between the two parties in the past few months.

All indications are that Rivers intends to play out the final year of his current agreement and see where things stand at that point in time.

Rivers said previously that he was “willing to listen to anything” in regards to possibly signing a contract extension that will keep him in San Diego.

“A lot of moving parts and lots to think about,” Rivers said, via Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune. “Location, family, team … All I can say at this point regarding an extension is I’m willing to listen to anything. I’m also willing to play it out. I’m just fired up to be the Chargers QB in 2015.”

Rivers, 33, is entering the final year of his seven-year, $98.25 million contract that included $38.15 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $15.57 million for the 2015 season.

Despite dealing with some injuries last  year, Rivers was able to put together another solid season for the Chargers in which he threw for 4,286 yards while completing 66.5 percent of his passes to go along with 31 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 quarterback out of 39 qualifying players.