AFC West Notes: Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders

     

Chargers

Chargers QB Philip Rivers mentioned in an interview with XTRA 1360 in San Diego that he and the team have yet to discuss a new contract and he’s taking a “year by year” approach regarding his future. 

“We’ve had no conversations in that regard,” Rivers said, via Pro Football Talk. “I think when you get to this point — I’ve got a year left [on his deal] — I think it’s truly year by year is my mentality. I think I’ve got a handful left.

Chiefs

Chiefs impending free agent OLB Dee Ford was asked about the possibility of the team moving to a 4-3 defense in 2019 and explained that it shouldn’t be much of an issue for him. 

“I was a 4-3 end first,” Ford said, via the Kansas City Star. “It’ll be nothing for me to press ‘play’ and go back to those days.

He has a great reputation,” Ford said of new DC Steve Spagnuolo. “I’m really looking forward to meeting him. Look, man, if Andy’s hiring anybody, you know he’s salty — you know he’s pretty good.

Raiders

New Raiders GM Mike Mayock says QB Derek Carr is the “least of [their] problems.”

“When you look at 32 teams in this league, and there aren’t 32 starting quarterbacks, yet we have one of them,” Mayock said, per Michael Gehlken. “He’s a starting quarterback in the NFL. He can make every throw. We’ve got to do a better job of protecting him and giving him weapons. He played with two rookie tackles last year. We need to get more speed on offense. We need to be more dynamic.

“Derek Carr, at this point, is kind of the least of our problems.”

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