Philip Rivers #17 QB
Height / Weight
6'5" / 228 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
December 8, 1981 (36)
15th Season
2004 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 4 (NYG)
North Carolina State
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While Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco won't rule out re-signing tight end Antonio Gates with Hunter Henry (knee) out for the year, quarterback Philip Rivers has voted for the return of Gates. "Would be a natural fit, right?" Telesco wrote during a live chat with fans on the team's official website. "I saw that Philip voted for it. When it comes to roster moves, we are not a democracy. But we are not a dictatorship either. His vote was noted and accounted for. Antonio's accomplishments and contributions to this organization are immeasurable. We will see what the future holds. I don't have an update at this time." Gates will turn 38 years old this month and has lost most of his playmaking abilities, but he has excellent chemistry with Rivers and could provide a red-zone presence. Virgil Green is the current starter at tight end, but he doesn't figure to do much in the passing game. Gates would merely be a feel-good story if he returns to the Bolts in what will probably be his final season.

19 days ago | RotoBaller

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said he wouldn't be surprised if quarterback Philip Rivers plays into his 40s. Rivers will be turning 37 later this year, but his play really hasn't fallen off at all, and he's as reliable as there is, playing full seasons each of the past 12 years. While his arm strength may not be what it once was, he's still a reliable fantasy quarterback and will have plenty of weapons to work with yet again in 2018. Rivers is a fallback option as a low-end QB1.

3 months ago | RotoBaller

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is riding a streak of four straight games with a passer rating over 100, and he doesn't look to be stopping anytime soon. Facing the Chiefs in Week 15 is far different from facing them in Week 3, and Rivers has been untouchable the last few weeks. KC's defense has been below average, especially over the last month, and even though he's on the road, Rivers will burn them consistently. With the full offensive machine flying along for LA, expect Rivers to be one of the most valuable quarterbacks once again.

over 6 months ago | RotoBaller