The contract extension Philip Rivers signed with the San Diego Chargers provides the quarterback a no-trade clause that significantly increases the likelihood he will play his entire career with the franchise, according to league sources.
While many wondered whether the deal would include language that voided the agreement or contained other out clauses if the team relocates to Los Angeles, the opposite actually occurred.
Rivers, 33, is firmly committed to the organization for the next five years. He previously expressed a reluctance to raise his family in Los Angeles, where the Chargers could move. The quarterback and his wife are expecting their eighth child.
The new contract provides Rivers $65 million in guaranteed money, the most of any NFL player currently under contract, the story said, so both sides are committed. Even though the Chargers have tried to focus on the run the last few years, Rivers has proved he can still flash some big fantasy stats for owners. Injuries over the second half last year did limit those numbers. But Rivers is again one of those QBs available in the middle-late rounds of drafts who could prove to have some value at the position, especially if you're looking to wait and stream your QBs.