Chargers’ QB Philip Rivers Plans on Playing in 2020 and Maybe Beyond

Philip Rivers with Chargers in 2017. Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Expect to see Los Angeles Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers on the NFL field at least for a couple of more years. In a recent chat with NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Rivers admitted that he intends to play next season and maybe beyond that.

Rivers is currently in the final year of his contract, which made his future with the franchise uncertain to some extent. The 37-year-old, however, isn’t worried about this situation and believes he will get an extension sooner than later.

“I really just feel at peace about that. Tom (Chargers general manager Tom Telesco) and I had really good conversations throughout the last couple months. I think it’s sincere, the both of us, really desire I’m still a Charger in 2020,” – Rivers told Rapoport.

The pro Bowl signal-caller has made plans for this season and season after that, but everything else remains blank.

“I’m at the point where I think one year at a time,” – he added. “I’m excited about this season, and I am looking forward to 2020, and then, after that, I don’t know.”

Phillip Rivers had a productive season in 2018, completing 68.3 percent of his passes and throwing for 4,308 yards and 32 touchdowns en route to his eighth Pro Bowl appearance.  He continued in the same manner in 2019, having 333 passing yards and three touchdowns in Week 1 win over Indianapolis Colts.