Philip Rivers’ contract with the San Diego Chargers expires after the 2015 season, and there is no real effort from the quarterback’s side to discuss the deal with the team, according to a report.
Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune states that Rivers remains passive on his stance to sign a long-term deal with the Chargers.
According to the article, Rivers is willing to play out the 2015 season without a new deal, and there is “little urgency” coming from his camp with regard to contract extension talks.
The Chargers are reportedly looking to lock down Rivers to a contract beyond 2015, but the franchise is one of the NFL teams reportedly involved in a possible relocation to Los Angeles County, along with the Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams.
Rivers has not explicitly said that he won’t join the Chargers if they are moved to L.A., but there are reports of his apprehension about the relocation. Rivers has also said many times that he is willing to play out the 2015 season and become a free agent afterward.
The six-time NFL Pro Bowler has been with San Diego since 2004, when he was drafted as the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft. Except for his first two seasons, Rivers has proven himself as a worthy starting quarterback with at least 3,100 passing yards in each of the last nine seasons. He also passed for 4,000 yards in six of those last nine years.