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Chargers could pay dearly for trusting Rivers

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: Scripps News
    <blockquote>By Jim Alexander

    It was enough of a risk _ or, if you believe the spin they put out down here, an expression of confidence _ when San Diego Chargers general manager A. J. Smith allowed Drew Brees to go to New Orleans without compensation and handed the starting quarterback job to Philip Rivers.

    Still, entrusting the starter's job to a guy who has thrown 30 career NFL passes is relatively conservative given what the Chargers did this week. By tying a tin can to veteran A.J. Feeley, they've created the possibility of starting the season with three quarterbacks who, combined, have thrown fewer career touchdown passes than their star running back.

    Rivers has one, in a meaningless season-ender two seasons ago against Kansas City. His backups now are Charlie Whitehurst, this year's third-round draft pick from Clemson, and Brett Elliott, an undrafted free agent from Division III Linfield who hasn't even stirred from the sideline during the exhibition season.</blockquote>
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