The Los Angeles Chargers will have a new starting quarterback next season for the first time in 16 seasons as 38-year-old Philip Rivers becomes an unrestricted free agent. Rivers has said he plans to continue his football career, whether it be with the Chargers or elsewhere.
The #Chargers have "moved on" from Philip Rivers, per @JayGlazer. He'll be a free agent this offseason. ESPN reported last week that Rivers has moved "permanently" from San Diego to Florida.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 27, 2020
In the last few days, it was reported that Rivers permanently moved his family from San Diego to Florida. Rivers could be in high demand among teams looking to win now and are just a quarterback away, such as Tennessee, Dallas or Tampa Bay (considering the whole Florida move), depending on their thought process of the expiring contracts of their starters this season.
Rivers is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and is closing in on 60,000 career passing yards and is just three touchdowns away from reaching 400.
Rivers was drafted fourth overall in the 2004 draft by the New York Giants and traded on draft day to the Chargers for Eli Manning, who announced his retirement after 16 seasons last Friday.
The Chargers will be left with a few options. They can draft a quarterback and begin to rebuild or they can go after a free agent signal-caller, such as Marcus Mariota, Teddy Bridgewater, or Tom Brady.
With the pieces already in place at key positions, it is quite possible they go with the latter.