Don’t count on Philip Rivers taking a snap as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Rivers told U-T San Diego’s Kevin Acee he plans to play out the remainder of his contract in San Diego, which runs through this upcoming season. As for one of the reasons Rivers doesn’t want to commit beyond 2015: the Chargers’ potential move to Los Angeles.
“What we’ve established here with my growing family is hard to recreate,” Rivers said. “It’s hard to up and recreate that. I know that moves are part of life. But that certainly is fair to say that (not being sold on moving to Los Angeles) is part of it. The good thing is I’m not under contract in a year where we’d potentially be in Los Angeles.”
This isn’t surprising to read. Los Angeles is currently viewed as public enemy number one in the eyes of Bolts fans in San Diego, a place where Rivers has spent his entire 11-year career. There’s a sense of loyalty Rivers has to the city, the fans and most importantly, his family.
Bolo ties may not be popular in L.A., but fierce competitors are. Perhaps Rivers will have a change of heart if rampant speculation becomes reality.
Player information courtesy of Pro Football Reference.