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Chargers Inform Philip Rivers He Won’t Be Traded, Discussing An Extension

Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers have informed QB Philip Rivers that he won’t be traded during tonight’s NFL draft.

  • According to Acee, extensions are ongoing between the two parties.
  • Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported a few days ago that the Chargers met with Rivers’ representatives last week to discuss a long-term contract extension.
  • Garafolo added San Diego remains “intent” on getting an agreement in place with Rivers.

There had been so much buzz that the Chargers could move Rivers in a deal up the board for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. However, the team maintained all along that he was a part of their plans this season and they were focused on signing him to a contract extension.

Depending on how contract talks go in the coming months, the franchise tag could be in play for the Rivers next year.

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.


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