The San Diego Chargers have a record of 1-4 this season and they are on their way to wasting another good year of Philip Rivers. The latest NFL rumors suggest that the Chargers might trade Rivers to either the New York Jets or Arizona Cardinals.
In a recent episode of the NFL Network, Chargers legend LaDanian Tomlinson said that San Diego will be wasting the remainder of Rivers’ career. He noted that the Chargers are in a rebuilding phase which means the 34-year-old has no chance of winning his first Super Bowl in the next several years.
“Let’s just call it what it is, the Chargers are rebuilding right now, OK. They’re rebuilding, guys. And Philip only has about three or four years left. If you keep him there during this rebuilding process, you just wasted his entire career. He will have no chance to win,” Tomlinson said.
According to Daniel Farias of SB Nation, there are a handful of teams that could acquire the services of Philip Rivers. He named teams such as the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, and Houston Texans as possible trade partners.
However, Farias pointed out that the Chargers will not likely trade Rivers to a rival team like the Broncos while the Cowboys and Texans have only minor issues at the quarterback position. The Dolphins are as atrocious as the Chargers and the Redskins might prefer going after a free agent.
The report noted that the Jets could use someone like Rivers to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick or Geno Smith but he might not be open to playing in New York. The Cardinals were also mentioned as a possibility if the team finally gives up on Carson Palmer.
But if ever the Chargers decide to trade Philip Rivers, they would be looking to get a lot of draft picks just based on the recent QB trend. San Diego might want to demand somewhere along the lines of what the Philadelphia Eagles gave up to get Carson Wentz.
Nevertheless, it should be noted that these are just NFL rumors at the moment and nothing has been confirmed. The Chargers will likely hold on to Philip Rivers but it would be a real waste if he does now win a Super Bowl ring considering that he is a future Hall of Famer.
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