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Author: Jon Kuzma
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If you watched the last Los Angeles Chargers game at one point you noticed Philip Rivers walking off the field and nearly having a meltdown. Rivers threw his wristband off on the sideline and was visibly upset with how things are going with his team. If you’re not up to date with the NFL season you probably had no idea that LA is 0-4 on the year and has struggled to look competitive. Obviously that’s not the type of season that Rivers had in mind and the 35 year old quarterback has to be upset that the Chargers never got him the help he deserved. Philip Rivers has been consistently better than most QBs in the league and is undoubtedly an elite player. Yet Los Angeles’ front office has never put all of the pieces together to give their star signal caller a real chance to compete for championships. The best this football team has been was back when Ladainian Tomlinson was running the football for the Bolts. LT left what was then San Diego back in 2010 for the Jets, so this team has had seven years to put together something for Rivers and has failed to do so in that time. Anyone in Philip Rivers shoes would be frustrated and now he has a head coach in Anthony Lynn who looks completely overwhelmed in his first stint as the lead man at the helm. The continuous letdowns are clearly wearing thin on Rivers’ psyche and you have to wonder if the veteran would like to be traded? It almost feels like Philip Rivers would rather retire than play anywhere else but then again maybe a fresh start could reinvigorate the 14 year pro? One thing is definitely for certain and that’s the Chargers need to do everything they can to upgrade their roster talent wise if they are going to keep Rivers around for the long haul. This franchise needs to trade for some players or trade down in the draft to shake some things up.
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