Even coming off one of the worst seasons of his career, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is heading to the Pro Bowl now that Ben Roethlisberger has elected not to go. This is Rivers’ sixth time being named to the Pro Bowl, but per Chargers.com’s Ricky Henne only the fourth time he will have appeared in the game.
This season, Rivers completed just over 60% of his passes for 4,386 passing yards and threw 33 touchdowns against 21 interceptions. Those numbers translated to 533 DYAR (Defense-adjust Yards Above Replacement) which was good for 16th in the NFL among quarterbacks that attempted at least 200 passes. This was Rivers’ worst ranking since his disastrous 2012 season and the third lowest total DYAR of his career since becoming a full-time starter in 2006.
Rivers is the third Chargers player named to this year’s Pro Bowl and that gives the team their largest representation at the game since 2012.