Chargers QB Philip Rivers says he’s really excited about playing in Los Angeles and thinks San Diego fans are even warming up to the team’s relocation.
“I really am excited about embracing this chapter, both from an organizational standpoint and then personally in my career,” Rivers said, via Eric D. Williams of ESPN. “It’s a new market and new fan base. I do think over time, at least it seems like more and more of the fans that we’ve had that are in San Diego are kind of getting more and more warmed up and excited.
“I’ve had a bunch of people tell me ‘we’re coming up and we’ll be up there for a game.’ I think if we can get it going we truly can be — and I know the Rams are already up there — but it’s kind of Southern California’s team right there in L.A.”
Rivers added that he’s still hoping to play another few years in NFL and play in the Chargers’ new stadium.
“I hope to still be playing football in 2020, and certainly I hope I’m still playing here,” Rivers said. “So yeah, I hope to get to see that stadium then. That’s a long way out. I’ve learned to just take them one year at a time and one game at a time at this point. I’m certainly thankful I’ve been able to be out there for all of them since 2006.
“I don’t take that for granted. And hopefully I’m still playing well enough and we’ve won enough football games that I will be able to trot out there in 2020 in that new stadium.”
Jets WR Quincy Enunwa admitted that it’s hard to argue the moves made this offseason are an indication that the front office plans to tank the season.
“It’s hard to argue [with] that when everybody else sees all the stuff that’s going on,” Enunwa said, via the New York Post.
Enunwa added that even if the front office is tanking, that won’t affect the players’ mindset.
“It hasn’t so much changed my mindset,” Enunwa said. “A lot of the guys just want to win. Whatever it takes. I know they cut some guys obviously, but that’s the business. I don’t think any player is going to tank. Our jobs are on the line. Our families [depend on us]. We’re out there to work and get our paycheck and win games. People are always going to say that kind of stuff, but we’re just going to play.”