Bucs viewed as potential landing spot for Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers confirmed over the weekend that he has moved his family to Florida from San Diego, and he said the decision was made so he could be closer to home. Of course, many are wondering if it could have to do with where he plans on playing in 2020.
Rivers is set to become a free agent in less than two months, and there has been a lot of talk about the Los Angeles Chargers going in a different direction. If that happens, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports says the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be a team to watch.
Hearing a lot of buzz about Tampa as a possible landing spot for Philip Rivers. As reported back in late November, he and the Chargers were likely headed to a parting of the ways
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 20, 2020
Rivers has said he wants to play in 2020 and is open to doing so for a new team. The 38-year-old threw for an impressive 4,615 yards this season, but his 23 touchdowns were his lowest total since 2007 and his 20 interceptions matched a career high. Only two quarterbacks threw more picks than Rivers this season, and one of them was Jameis Winston.
Winston’s 30 interceptions were the most in the NFL, and Bucs head coach Bruce Arians has hinted that he may have lost his patience with the former Florida State star. Between that, Rivers’ contract situation and Rivers moving to Florida, the stage could be set for Arians and Rivers to work together next season.