FanPost

Guessing Phillip Rivers Value

The only thing keeping the Bolts competitive in the AFC is their deadly passing attack (2nd best in the league according to Football Outsiders DVOA). With an absolutely horrific defense, below average running game, and mediocre special teams (the Charger defense is 32nd in defensive DVOA, 19th in rushing offense, and 21st in special teams) its hard to imagine this team winning more than handful of games if the passing game wasn't lighting up the league.

Which leads me to my question, if the chargers replaced four time Pro-Bowler, seven time father Phillip Rivers with a league average passer, say Alex Smith, how many games would you expect the Chargers to win this year?

Personally, I think the Charger's offensive line "improvement" is due to Rivers' quick release and a schematic change to the short passing game to limit this weakness, and could not imagine Alex "6.0 YPA" Smith leading the Chargers to more than three wins.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Bolts From The Blue community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Bolts From The Blue editors or SB Nation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bolts From The Blue

You must be a member of Bolts From The Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bolts From The Blue. You should read them.

Join Bolts From The Blue

You must be a member of Bolts From The Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bolts From The Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker