Report: Philip Rivers staying in San Diego

Thursday April 30th, 2015

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is staying put in San Diego, ESPN's Adam Schefter told ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike on Thursday.

The Chargers were rumored to be exploring trade options involving Rivers, possibly dealing him to the Tennessee Titans in a move that would have brought San Diego the second pick in the NFL draft.

Rivers has played for the Chargers throughout his 11-year NFL career. He has thrown for 36,665 yards (20th all-time) with a 64.7 percent completion percentage (7th all-time) and 252 touchdowns (16th all-time) and has been selected to five Pro Bowls.

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In 2014, Rivers completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 4,286 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also threw a league-high 18 interceptions.

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said last week the team did not plan to trade Rivers, according to ESPN. 

"As I’ve said for the last four months, Philip is our quarterback," Telesco reportedly said. "And it’s our plan and intent that he’s our quarterback well into the future."

Barring a trade, the Chargers will pick 17th in the draft, which begins Thursday night.

- Alex Putterman

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