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Chargers want to sign Philip Rivers to contract extension

Philip Rivers

The Los Angeles Chargers are looking to add to their quarterback room, but in the meantime, they still want to keep Philip Rivers around longer.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on Saturday that the Chargers still want to sign Rivers to a contract extension.

Rivers, 37, is owed $23 million against the cap for the upcoming season, which is his last under contract.

The team knows that Rivers will not be around forever, so they’re making preparations for when he retires. They took North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick in the fifth round of the draft on Saturday. They also had some trade interest in Josh Rosen.

On top of Rivers and Stick, the Chargers signed experienced quarterback Tyrod Taylor to be their backup. Cardale Jones will likely be competing with Stick for the third QB spot on the team.

Rivers passed for 4,308 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last season, which was one of the best of his career.

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