Chargers’ Philip Rivers Moves To Florida

Chargers star quarterback Philip Rivers has moved “permanently” from San Diego to Florida, Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com hear. It’s yet another signal that the Bolts and their longtime QB could be moving in separate directions this offseason.

What this means football-wise is to be determined but it was time for us to move back closer to home,” Rivers said in a text message.

After the Chargers’ season finale, Rivers confirmed that he wants to continue playing. The 38-year-old also acknowledged that he might have played his final game with the only franchise he’s ever known.

The Chargers could slide Tyrod Taylor into the starting quarterback role and put their cap dollars elsewhere. Meanwhile, Rivers could join an intriguing QB free agent crop alongside Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Ryan Tannehill, Teddy Bridgewater, Jameis Winston, and Marcus Mariota.

Rivers threw for 4,615 yards in 2019 with just 23 touchdowns, his lowest total since 2007. Meanwhile, he threw 20 interceptions as the Chargers went 5-11.

Over the years, Rivers has tallied eight Pro Bowl selections and nearly 400 touchdowns through the air.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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37 comments on “Chargers’ Philip Rivers Moves To Florida

  1. PapiElf

    Please explain why this qualifies as news. When Stephen Curry moved from Orinda to Atherton (in California) it wasn’t news. People didn’t say he was moving 35 miles closer to China so he was going to play in China.

    • Thomas Bliss

      Well because most people that work in California don’t live in Florida. As far as your idiotic question. Curry moved from one California town to another. Yeah major move right there. Right across the bay. Woah. Mind blown.

    • Steezy

      Because he literally moved closer to San Francisco, and no longer has an hour and a half, 2 hour commute to games lmaoooo. Phillip rivers just moved 2000 miles away when retirement is a possibility hahahahaha

    • crosseyedlemon

      @PapiElf. Actually there were 3 guys in Frisco’s Chinatown that were convinced Curry was making a move to Beijing but they changed their minds when they discovered he wasn’t a professional ping-pong player.

    • krillin89

      The name of the site is literally “football trade rumors”. It involves rumors, which is why we are all here

    • jorge78

      PapiElf, please stick to your duties as head of
      name of the day. You
      are traveling outside
      your lane…..

  2. Cyclone37

    Pretty sure Florida has no payroll taxes. Make sense for an athlete to live in a state where u get all if not most of your paycheck.

    • There’s no income tax in Florida, but if you work in California, you still have to pay non-residential income tax in California.

    • bowserhound

      That’s not how that works…unless he starts playing for the Dolphins or Bucs.

  3. rodster

    I suspect Rivers moved away from the California Democrat toilet bowl government of high taxes, suppressive over-regulated society, and Marxist Governor who invites every illegal alien in the universe to his socialist paradise. Rivers and thousands more each month.

  4. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    Tom Brady will be the starting QB for the Chargers next season.

    Rivers is going home to QB the Panthers for a season.

    It will be odd to see them playing for those teams – sort of like Joe Montana as a Chief and Joe Namath as a Ram.

  5. Tazza

    Well if the Dolphins are keen on taking Tua maybe getting in Phillip Rivers wouldn’t be a bad move.
    Rivers allows Tua to rest and recover and also learn from an all time great QB. Rivers at this stage in his career wouldn’t cost boat loads but is still average among all starting QBs.

  6. phillyballers

    So taxes wise… its pay where you earn it, or play for athletes. If he went to the Bucs then sure 8 game checks are not taxed on the state level there.

  7. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    I can see the Bucs going for Rivers over their current guy Winston. At least temporarily.

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