Jay Glazer Clarifies Philip Rivers' Future Hasn't Been Decided by Chargers

Blake SchusterContributor IIIJanuary 28, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks for an open receiver during the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
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Fox Sports' Jay Glazer is clarifying statements he previously made during The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Monday in which he seemed to say the Los Angeles Chargers have moved on from quarterback Philip Rivers. 

On Tuesday, Glazer remarked he never said the Chargers had "moved on" and was "surprised" to see many people texting him about it:


The confusion here seems understandable. During Glazer's segment with Cowherd, the radio host asked about the reports saying New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees may retire:

"Today if I ask you about Drew Brees, Jay, do you think he comes back?" Cowherd asked.

"Drew is in a different position from anybody else," Glazer replied. "The Giants have moved on from Eli, the Chargers have moved on from Philip Rivers. Brady has a choice where he’s going to want to go. Brees it’s Saints or nobody."

This isn't Glazer reporting the Chargers have moved on from Rivers so much as giving his view of the quarterback landscape at the moment. It's certainly hard to tell, but giving Glazer and Fox Sports the benefit of the doubt, the potential scoop was never tweeted out by either side and was refuted quickly by NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

Much has been made about the impending decision over Rivers' time with the Chargers. The eight-time Pro Bowler who has previously led the league in passing yards (2010), touchdown passes (2008) and completion percentage (2013) has spent his entire career with the franchise that drafted him fourth overall in 2004. At 38 years old, Rivers doesn't exactly mesh with a Chargers team looking to rebuild its core around wideouts Keenan Allen and Mike Williams as well as running backs Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler. 

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Behind Rivers on the depth chart is Tyrod Taylor and Easton Stick. Whether either can step in should the Chargers formally move on from Rivers remains to be seen. Los Angeles also owns the No. 6 overall pick in a draft class loaded with quarterbacks. 

There are certainly some big decisions looming for the Chargers. They just haven't been made quite yet.