If what ESPN’s Adam Schefter is hearing from people close to the situation is true, the San Diego Chargers are highly unlikely to find a trade partner for starting quarterback Philip Rivers.
The well-respected NFL insider indicated on Tuesday that he’s hearing it would cost at least two first-round picks for a team to pry Rivers away from the Chargers.
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Rivers, 33, has suddenly found himself as the subject of trade speculation over the past few weeks.
From the Chargers openly planning to meet with quarterback Marcus Mariota in the lead up to the draft to reports suggesting that Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt wants his team to trade for Rivers, it appears that there is something afloat here.
However, no team in its right mind would yield two first-round picks for a 33-year-old quarterback who might not commit to playing beyond the 2015 season.
Rivers is a family man first and foremost. He’s not one of those quarterbacks who is going to hang on until he can barely get out of bed in the morning. That’s something else that needs to be factored into the equation here.
Unless the Chargers lower their reported asking price, there’s really nothing to see here.
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