The Los Angeles Chargers announced Monday that the team and 16-year quarterback Philip Rivers have decided to mutually part ways. Rivers, 38, will enter free agency this offseason.
The team wrote in a statement: “There’s only one Philip Rivers, and we’ve been fortunate to call him our QB1 for the better part of two decades. We cannot thank Philip enough for giving it his all on every single down and for the memories he created that will last a lifetime.”
Rivers has spent his entire career playing for the Chargers. He made his NFL debut against the Raiders in 2006. He has an 18-9 career record against the Raiders with 47 touchdown passes — his most against any opponent — and 22 interceptions.
The Chargers hold the No. 6 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and could target a QB like Oregon’s Justin Herbert, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa or many others.
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