Don’t downplay Philip Rivers. He’s still got some gas left in the tank:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

Last year a narrative started to form that Philip Rivers was the reason the Chargers underachieved. But no one talks about Melvin Gordon holding out or the injuries to Derwin James and Melvin Ingram. If none of those things happened and the Chargers went to the playoffs. Everyone would’ve overlooked Rivers’ inconsistent season. And now that he’s in Indianapolis this could be exactly what he needs to prove the doubters wrong.

The Colts have a better offensive line than the Chargers do. So Rivers will have more time to scan the field and do what he does best. Really that’s throwing the football on those 10 and 20 yard routes. He’s not a QB that goes 50 or 60 yards downfield. Instead Rivers beats you with his accuracy. The other big part of his game is the tenacity he brings each week. Nobody can question Rivers’ competitive fire. This should be an improvement from where the Colts were with Jacoby Brissett. And let’s face it Philip Rivers is one of the more talented players we’ve seen over the past decade. Obviously this is a fresh start for him and the Colts are shaping up thanks to Chris Ballard’s decision making. That should help extend Rivers career and at least he’ll still be a starter. Clearly that’s the most important thing for him at this point in his career.

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