The San Diego Chargers off-season has been pretty depressing for fans of the team. The talk of the team moving and the contract situations of Eric Weddle and Philip Rivers have put a damper on what should normally be a joyous time, a time for hope.
News broke late Saturday night that Philip Rivers has indeed signed a 4-year extension with the Chargers.
No word yet on the amount of the deal but it is reported that the deal win run through the 2019 season.
Fantastic news for Chargers fans as this could be a sign that the team is going to try to mend fences with the city and the fan base. Rivers was very outspoken about a potential move and basically said he flat-out wouldn’t play in Los Angeles.
Has Rivers changed his stance on the potential move or does he have inside information that the team will settle its grudge with the city? The stadium is an issue that can be explored and explored for hours on end, but ultimately the city now realizes it wants the Chargers and the team now feels appreciated. Hopefully they will continue to do the right thing.
Philip Rivers is really close to breaking the franchise all time TD thrown record. He builds his legacy and will someday be regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in the game. All he needs is that Super Bowl trophy, perhaps this is that year. Chargers fans are excited and with this signing the team is starting to show some commitment to the fans and city. Perhaps the team will explore an extension with Weddle and the team can find a balance needed to compete.
BREAKING NEWS: We’ve signed Philip Rivers to a four-year contract extension through 2019.
— #ChargersCamp (@Chargers) August 16, 2015
The deal is reportedly $84 million dollars, with $65 million guaranteed. A hefty some for Rivers, but right on par with what he deserves to be paid.
For #Chargers and QB Philip Rivers, it’s a 4-year extension worth approximately $84M in new money. $65M guaranteed, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 16, 2015