Philip Rivers: 5 Reasons the San Diego Chargers QB Is Primed for Breakout Year

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Philip Rivers: 5 Reasons the San Diego Chargers QB Is Primed for Breakout Year
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Philip Rivers, quarterback of the San Diego Chargers, is always regarded as a top-10 quarterback. Since former Charger LaDainian Tomlinson started to fall from the pinnacle he held as the face of the franchise, Rivers has done an incredible job picking up the slack.

Many regard 2008 as the year that Philip Rivers officially "broke out," with his first 4,000-yard season, along with a career-high 34 touchdowns and a league-leading passer rating that stood at 105.5 (no other quarterback had a rating of higher than 100 that year).

But look beyond that season and you'll see a seasoned veteran quarterback ready to break out from under the winless radar. Many quarterbacks peak at around this point in their career, when they're more experienced than ever and athletically primed.

So, without further ado, here are 5 reasons that this year belongs to Rivers.

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