According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Philip Rivers is in danger of being benched.
Rivers limped into the Chargers' bye, throwing a combined seven interceptions in losses to Oakland and Kansas City. While there's been plenty of blame to go around in L.A., Rivers' penchant for costly turnovers certainly hasn't helped the Chargers' cause. Despite Rivers' status as a franchise icon, coach Anthony Lynn won't hesitate to pull the plug on L.A.'s long-time starter if his struggles continue. The Chargers have a capable backup in Tyrod Taylor, who offers starting experience from previous stints in Buffalo and Cleveland.
Sve sto vise razmisljam sve vise mi deluje da bi najbolja stvar i za Brejdija i za Chargerse bila da on predje tamo. Oni imaju problem slabe podrske a treba da predju na novi stadion, samo zbog toga vec imaju odlican razlog a Brejdi vec polako da razmislja o penziji i zivotu u Kaliforniji a i ima solidnu ekipu skroz u Chargersima. Potpisu ga na neke dve godine i milina, u medju vremenu mogu traziti QB-a da uci iza Brejdija te dve godine.
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Antonio Gates announced his retirement from the NFL after 16 seasons.
The 39-year-old Gates last played in 2018. The Chargers lifer and former Kent State power forward retires with 116 career touchdown catches, tops among NFL tight ends and good for seventh-most all-time. An eight-time Pro Bowler, Gates was arguably the most feared tight end in football throughout his prime, operating as the chief red-zone weapon for both Drew Brees and Philip Rivers during his 16-year run in San Diego/Los Angeles. He contributed two 1,000-yard receiving seasons while also reaching double-digit touchdowns on four occasions. Gates never won a Super Bowl—or even played in one—but there's no doubt he'll go down as one of the greatest tight ends to ever lace them up. A Hall of Fame shoe-in, Gates won't have to wait long for his enshrinement in Canton.
Jay Glazer reports the Chargers have "moved on from Philip Rivers."
The news isn't exactly shocking, as there's been buzz from numerous reporters about Rivers taking his talents elsewhere in 2020. The father of nine also recently moved to Florida, which matches rumors of a potential landing spot in Tampa Bay. It remains to be seen how many franchises will be lining up to land the 38-year-old QB, as Rivers turned the ball over on far too many occasions in 2019 and doesn't seem to have the same arm talent these days to consistently threaten opposing defenses down the field.
Chargers and WR Travis Benjamin have agreed to mutually part ways.
The team will take on $1.5 million in dead cap space for voiding the final year of Benjamin's contract. Initially joining the Chargers in 2016 following career-highs in catches (68), receiving yards (966), and touchdowns (5) with Cleveland, Benjamin has since regressed across the board in every season, most recently mustering an underwhelming 6/30 over five appearances for Los Angeles last year. He should still have no issues finding a suitor as a veteran depth piece this offseason.