Philip Rivers Not Worried About Chargers Contract

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is entering the final year of the four-year extension he signed in 2015. Even though the Chargers have not offered him a new deal, Rivers said he is content to play out the final year of his deal.

“I feel fine playing this thing out,” Rivers said on SiriusXM NFL Radio, per Pro Football Talk. “The expectation and hope is to be here again next year, but it doesn’t need to be done right now. If it were to sometime soon, great. If not, let’s play it out and worry about it in the winter.”

Rivers is coming off one of his best seasons as a pro. He completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 4,308 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, leading the Chargers to the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

The 37-year-old quarterback’s play and leadership has made the decision to keep him around for the foreseeable a future an easy one for Chargers’ management.

Chargers & Philip Rivers Put Contract on Hold

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“We’re on the same page with Phil. We’ve talked about it. He’s our leader now and in the future and we’re in a good place,” Chargers general manager Tom Telesco told NFL Network this week. “We’ll still have those talks, but really right now we’re focused on, and he’s focused on playing right now.”

While Rivers plans on playing out the final year of his deal, running back Melvin Gordon is expected to hold out f training camp in hope of securing a new deal with the team instead of playing out the final year of his rookie contract.

Rivers said over the weekend that he sympathizes with Gordon and can’t wait to have him back on the field.

“You want our team to have the best chance to win,” Philip Rivers said. “Hopefully we see Melvin soon. I think Melvin adds a great deal to our team.”

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