Philip Rivers has continuously seen his name pop up in trade talks this off season.
Whether it’s to the Jets for their pick, or, more recently, to Tennessee for the enticing second overall pick in this year’s draft; San Diego may be forced to make some decisions come draft night.
At least, that’s what the critics are saying.
As a GM, its bad for business having the entire world thinking you’re open to trading your valuable QB (since that’s an easy way for him to lose his value), so you know San Diego’s front office had to distinguish the matter.
“Philip is our quarterback. It’s our plan and intent (that) he is our quarterback well into the future,” Telesco said at a pre-draft press conference on Wednesday.
Telesco was adamant about Rivers remaining in the fold, stressing that he’d be with the Chargers “a long, long, long time.”
Speculation has increased leading up to the draft that the Chargers would trade the veteran to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for the second-overall pick in the 2015 draft.
That’s one way to silence the crowd.
Still, those who’ve paid attention to the dealings of these leagues know not to trust the words of a GM sitting behind a microphone, but rather his actions behind the desk. If you’re San Diego’s GM it would be extremely difficult to turn down that juicy second overall pick as the possibilities would be seemingly endless.
Draft night should be interesting, one way or another.