However, the Chargers are reportedly still hopeful that this situation will eventually result in a long-term extension for their franchise quarterback.
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.”
At this point in time, it’s fair to wonder whether the Chargers may have to use their franchise tag on Rivers to prevent him from testing the open market.
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.