REPORT: Chargers May Bench QB Philip Rivers If “Poor Play” Continues (VIDEO)
Philip Rivers is quickly falling out of favor with the Chargers that might get him benched if his struggles continue on Sunday against the Denver Broncos, according to Ian Rapoport.
Over the past two games, the Chargers QB has thrown a total of seven interceptions which has resulted in 2 losses in those games.
If he continues to play that badly, the team will put him on the bench in favor of Tyrod Taylor.
Chargers HC Anthony Lynn and Rivers have talked and the quarterback knows his production has to be better.
“I don’t plan on having to make that decision,” Lynn said earlier this week. “I plan on us going and playing our tails off this weekend and getting back in that win column. … Most great athletes, they respond well. I believe Philip is going to respond well.”
The 37-year-old former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2004 is in the final year of his five-year, $99 million contract that includes $65 million guaranteed.
Rivers completed 64.4 percent of his passes for 3,169 yards to go along with 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions during 2019 season so far.