One of the NFL’s longest current tenures with a single team could be coming to an end next season.
According to Bleacher Report, a rumour “making its way through league circles” is that Philip Rivers would “love” to play for the Tennessee Titans next season. Rivers is set to become a free agent this summer and the Chargers are currently outside of the AFC’s playoff picture looking in with a 4-7 record.
Rivers holds the franchise’s passing records in yards (57,825), touchdowns (389), passer rating (95.0), and is ninth in all-time wins with 122. In 2007, Rivers led the Chargers to the AFC Championship but ultimately lost to the Patriots 21-12 back in 2007. The Chargers have made the playoffs just once in the past five seasons.
The Titans’ quarterback situation is a bit murky. Head coach Mike Vrabel chose to bench 2015 second overall pick Marcus Mariota in favour of backup Ryan Tannehill, a decision that’s paid off for the team so far. Tennessee is 4-2 under Tannehill and he managed to throw eight touchdowns and 1,161 yards over that stretch. Tannehill is just 31 and is also set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Tennessee is just above Rivers’ home state of Alabama so a move there would make sense. If the rumours are ture, the Titans will have a serious decision to make over the offseason.
(H/T Bleacher Report Gridiron)