According to Gehlken, there has been on contact between the two sides. Although, Gehlken cautions that this could change over the next week.
While Chargers GM Tom Telesco said that they plan on Rivers being their starting quarterback moving forward, he didn’t exactly put an end to the trade speculation that has been going around for several weeks now. .
“There really is no update,” Telesco said, via NFL.com. “It’s the same thing I’ve said for the last four months, Philip’s our quarterback and it’s our plan and intent that he’s our quarterback well into the future.
“In all my discussions with him, he’s shown a great amount of respect for his teammates and a great amount of respect for this organization. He’s been here every day working extremely hard working with his teammates being the leader that he is. … I know he’s really excited about this season, as are we, and we move from there.“
- Ian Rapoport reported yesterday that one of the main that issues that would complicate a Rivers trade is the fact that the Titans would need to have a long-term deal in place with him in the next week.
- According to Rapoport, a trade between the Chargers and the Titans would not happen with Tennessee on the clock.
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk mentioned earlier in the week that the Chargers and Rivers are far more likely to be doing a “mating dance aimed at getting him signed beyond 2015” than working towards a divorce.
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.