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Philip Rivers on extension: I’m willing to listen to anything

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers


The first round of the NFL draft has come and gone and quarterback Philip Rivers is still a member of the Chargers.

That means attention now turns to the prospect of an extension for the quarterback, whose contract runs out at the end of the season. Rivers said in the past that he wasn’t planning to sign an extension before his contract was up and the prospect of a move to Los Angeles has been a sticking point for Rivers, who will welcome an eighth child to his brood in the near future.

A report this week had the Chargers talking to Rivers’s agent, however, and Rivers sounded like he wasn’t ruling anything out on Friday.

“A lot of moving parts and lots to think about,” Rivers said, via Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego. “Location, family, team ... All I can say at this point regarding an extension is I’m willing to listen to anything. I’m also willing to play it out. I’m just fired up to be the Chargers QB in 2015.”

Rivers will be working with a new running back in 2015 with the Chargers taking Melvin Gordon after trading up in the first round, something he called “exciting” on Friday. If he finds what the Chargers have to offer exciting as well, the Rivers saga could end with a new deal to remain in the only uniform he’s ever worn.