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#pounditMonday, August 8, 2022

Philip Rivers would be ‘nauseated’ if Raiders moved to San Diego


The Rams are moving to Los Angeles, and now we are waiting to find out which team will be joining them. The Chargers will have the first shot at it, with the Raiders having withdrawn their application. Oakland, however, can jump back in if the Chargers decide to stay in San Diego and build a new stadium.

There’s also a chance — a very, very slim one — that the Chargers could move to L.A. along with the Rams and the Raiders could relocate to San Diego. If that ever happened, Philip Rivers tells Darren Smith of Mighty 1090 AM that he might lose his lunch.

“That one can get me a little nauseated, to be honest with you,” Rivers said when asked about the possibility of the Raiders moving to San Diego. “The thought of that one is a little sickening. That one’s hard to stomach. It’s hard enough thinking about moving. … The thought of the Raiders being here and us not might be tougher than all the rest. Let’s hope it doesn’t get to that.”

Again, that scenario is highly unlikely. Rivers spoke about how much the city of San Diego has meant to him during his 12-year career, and he has a better chance of staying where he is than the Raiders infiltrating his town.

If this report is true, the Chargers are heading to L.A. That will leave the Raiders fighting for a new stadium in Oakland, where they have a pretty rabid fanbase. Moving to San Diego would make little sense.


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