There has been a lot of talk about what a new pact between quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers might look like, but it sounds like we’ll have to wait a while to find out the answer. Rivers told Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego that he won’t ink a new deal before his current contract (which takes him through the 2015 season) ends.
“I’m trying to not get too caught up in what I can’t control,” he said. “What I can control is, what I’m doing in March is what I’ve done every March – working out, looking for little tweaks, getting ready to fight like crazy to help us win.”
When asked if anything could change Rivers’ mind on whether he’d consider signing a new deal before the end of the season, he responded, “Honestly, nothing.” Rivers also seemed to change his tune about the team’s potential move to the Los Angeles area, just weeks after saying that it wouldn’t heavily affect his feelings on the franchise.
“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.”
Rivers isn’t the only one keeping things vague when it comes to the quarterback’s future with the Bolts. Acee asked GM Tom Telesco if he would quash any possibility that Rivers could be traded. The GM declined, only offering up effusive praise for the signal caller. As speculation swirls that the Chargers could go after Marcus Mariota in the draft, Telesco didn’t do much to quell the talk.