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Chargers Have “Moved On” From Future Fantasy HOFer Philip Rivers

Ever since Elisha and the rest of the Manning family forced the Chargers’ hand into trading Eli for Philip Rivers and a handful of picks, Rivers has played his entire professional career in southern California.

Until now.

On Monday, Jay Glazer told Colin Cowherd on The Herd that the Chargers have finally “moved on” from from their franchise quarterback, which makes sense since Rivers moved himself, his wife, and his 75 kids to Florida just a few weeks ago.

The Chargers are in a pretty good spot right now to make the move. First, they own the sixth pick in the draft where they could move up ahead of Miami to grab Tua Tagovailoa, sit for Justin Herbert, or move back into the end of the first round if they like Jordan Love or even Jake Fromm.

Next, they have a roster that’s littered with talent and would be appealing to a decent crop of free agents highlighted by Jameis WinstonTeddy BridgewaterMarcus MariotaCase Keenum, or some guy named Tom Brady — who just so happens to be a California native.

Finally, they need to sell tickets to an area in the country that doesn’t give a shit about the NFL and can’t sell more than five tickets to their games.

From a historical perspective, Rivers would be a shoo-in to the Fantasy Hall of Fame. Looking at the numbers since he entered the league in 2004, he’s put up the fourth most fantasy points at the quarterback position — trailing only Drew Brees, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers. Also during that time period, Rivers threw for the third most touchdowns (397) and third most yards (59,271) in the league.

Once the Chargers make a decision on their next franchise quarterback or bridge to the next franchise quarterback, we’ll update you on the fantasy impact. Until then, let’s pray TB12 doesn’t want to end his career in front of 100 people.

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