Monday, November 13, 2006

Phillip "Should Have Been Drafted First" Rivers: [David Stefanini]

What can you say about Phillip Rivers? Well I can start by saying he is a very good quarterback. If you don't count Tony Romo, Phillip Rivers is one of two QB's with a passer rating above 100; the other? It's some guy named Peyton. Rivers ranks 9th in total passing yards, and 8th in touchdowns. Take into account he has only thrown 3 INT's all year and you have the making of the next big thing.
Phillip Rivers is making the Chargers' fans forget about the Eli Manning situation. For them it may have been a blessing in disguise. We are not one or two games into the season where you can say, "oh he can't keep up this pace." We are more than half-way through and he is progressing with every passing game.
Phillip Rivers also may look this good because he has the best running back in the league since Barry Sanders (yes I said it): LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson lets Rivers throw when he knows his WR's are in single coverage. This always seems to help a QB out.
Still, Rivers will have to show he can do it on the big stage when he gets into the playoffs. Stars are born during the regular season. But legends are born in the playoffs.