It’s official: The Los Angeles Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers have mutually agreed to go their separate ways. Rivers will experience free agency for the first time in his career and he will not be returning the Chargers for the 2020 season, according to Adam Schefter and the team’s official twitter account.
End of an era: Los Angeles Chargers and QB Philip Rivers have mutually agreed that Rivers will enter free agency and not return to the team for the 2020 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 10, 2020
“In anything you do, it’s the people you do it with that make it special. There are so many relationships and memories with coaches, support staff and teammates that will last forever, and for that I am so thankful."— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) February 10, 2020
Philip Rivers to Enter Free Agency » https://t.co/njeTsCbi1D pic.twitter.com/bCKXKTRePh
There has been so much speculation over Rivers’ future following his move from San Diego to Florida earlier this year. Most saw that as the final nail in the coffin and immediately wrote-off the chance that he would return in 2020.
With this latest news, everyone can officially start scouting the future of the quarterback position without any hesitations. There will be a new number under center when the season begins.
Will it be the often-mocked to the Chargers Justin Herbert? Another high-upside prospect in Jordan Love?
Will Tyrod Taylor get the keys to the offense for a year while another young signal-caller is groomed?
Only time will tell when it comes to this team.
But for now, it’s a time to reminisce and celebrate number 17 and all he accomplished while donning the lightning bolt for this franchise.