Chargers won’t commit to bringing Philip Rivers back

By Vincent Frank
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers might be moving on to a new NFL city next season.

Rivers seemed non-committal about a return to the Chargers for a 17th season following Sunday’s humiliating loss to the Minnesota Vikings. More specifically, Rivers noted that it wasn’t solely his decision to make.

Playing out the string in what has been a disappointing season for the team, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn would not commit to Rivers returning in 2020.

“My future is right now and this Sunday,” Lynn said, via the Los Angeles Times. “I don’t have time to think about the future. I hope his concentration and focus is on the present as well.”

Set to become a free agent after the season, the 38-year-old Rivers has thrown 21 touchdowns while turning the ball over 21 times in 14 games.

There’s a chance that both sides decide that this marriage has run its course.

As it relates to Lynn, he might have to worry more about his job security. Los Angeles is on the verge of missing out on the playoffs for the second time in his three seasons as the team’s head coach.