The Chargers and Philip Rivers are likely parting ways this offseason. This means the Broncos will no longer faceoff against the longtime AFC West QB rival.
After over a decade of battles between the Denver Broncos and San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, the long time rivalry appears to be coming close to an end. Ever since 2005, the Denver Broncos have seen Philip Rivers in action. Maybe they do see him again, it just might not be in a Chargers uniform.
Jay Glazer from Fox Sports reported earlier Monday that the Los Angeles Chargers are “moving on” from Philip Rivers. However, it might not be a slam dunk done deal as Ian Rapoport reported later that evening that the Chargers have yet to make a decision.
So, is Philip Rivers no longer a Charger? It is something that will be monitored closely as the final game of the NFL season is played on Sunday and then free agency rumors could start coming in.
If it is true that Philip Rivers will not return to the Chargers in 2020, it was quite the years of battles between him and the Denver Broncos. He was very dominate during his earlier years, helping the Chargers win AFC West titles.
However, the move would make sense. Having Drew Lock, Derek Carr, and Patrick Mahomes in your division will make things very difficult for years.
But as the years went on, the battles became one sided. There were times where both teams were about even. As much as there has been a rivalry between the two teams, there is some sense of respect between both teams.
To me, Philip Rivers could be another quarterback whom had great stats but never got a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Not many quarterbacks with Hall of Fame numbers can say that.
It is all just a waiting game now to see what happens.