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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: February 6, 2015

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

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Are Nike's NFL days numbered? - Paul Lukas
Nike's five-year contract term is unusually short by the current standards of the professional sports world. Consider that the NFL's previous uniform contract, which was with Reebok, was for 10 years; Majestic has had the exclusive MLB uniform contract since 2005; Adidas is in the midst of an 11-year uniform deal with the NBA that began in 2006; and Reebok has had the exclusive NHL uniform contract since 2005. When viewed in this context, the NFL's five-year deal with Nike seems like a fairly minor commitment.

QB survey: Philip Rivers a tight end? - Eric Williams
"And so afterwards they were like, ‘We like you. You could play quarterback. But we kind of think you’ll be a tight end.’ I was athletic, but I just wasn’t real fast. So Auburn was the only one that mentioned another position. They actually offered me as an athlete. They had already offered and got a commitment from Jason Campbell as their quarterback that year."

Patriots Lead NFL in Goal-Line Stands Under Bill Belichick - Scott Kacsmar
Looking for situations similar to Seattle's drive, I looked at offenses that had a first down at the opponent 5-yard line (or better) in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter, trailing by 1-8 points. A total of 93 teams won the game in this situation, including 57 teams that trailed by 4-8 points and had to score a touchdown.

Greatest QB of All-Time: Wisdom of Crowds Edition - Chase Stuart
The readers of Football Perspective are an insightful bunch with areas of expertise spanning the entire football spectrum; we are the perfect group for crowdsourcing an age old football question. If you’d like to participate in this experiment, there are just a few guidelines to follow:

San Diego Chargers 2014 Season Review: Plagued by the Injury Bug - Jason Schandl
The Chargers again finished 9-7 in 2014, and this year that 9-7 record wasn't enough to secure a playoff spot. Lets take a look at what went right and what went wrong in San Diego this year.