It’s officially official.
After fans and media members alike have been tossing and turning over the hints and clues coming out about Rivers moving out of San Diego, the news was finally broken by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Philip Rivers and his family “permanently” have moved out of San Diego, the QB confirmed to ESPN this morning.https://t.co/Aj2BZ1H11X— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2020
After 16 years on the west coast, the Rivers family is heading south to be closer to family (Rivers is from Alabama) and, potentially, two new suitors for the veteran quarterback (Tampa Bay and Miami).
In a text from Rivers to ESPN, he stated, “What this means football-wise is to be determined but it was time for us to move back closer to home.”
With family obviously being the most important thing in his life, it’s hard to imagine Rivers continuing to play for the Chargers when his family is on the opposite side of the country. This likely signals the end of his time as a Chargers and solidifies the idea of the Chargers taking a quarterback in the first round of this year’s NFL draft.
At 38 years old, Rivers was fourth in the NFL in passing yards with 4,615 and tossed 23 touchdowns, his fewest since the 2007 season. He also threw 20 interceptions which were the second-most in his career. As things stand, he is currently sixth in NFL History in both passing yards and passing touchdowns with 59,271 and 397, respectively.