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The top of Philip Rivers‘ illustrious profession is looming, however the star quarterback is hoping to stay round lengthy sufficient with the Chargers to play of their new stadium in Los Angeles, which is about to open in three years.
Rivers informed NFL Community’s Wealthy Eisen that he has no plans to stroll away from soccer anytime quickly, regardless of the transfer away from San Diego.
“I hope to nonetheless be enjoying soccer in 2020, and positively I hope I am nonetheless enjoying right here,” Rivers stated, in accordance with ESPN’s Eric D. Williams. “So yeah, I hope to get to see that stadium then. That is a great distance out. I’ve discovered to only take them one yr at a time and one recreation at a time at this level. I am definitely grateful I have been capable of be on the market for all of them since 2006.
“I do not take that as a right. And hopefully I am nonetheless enjoying nicely sufficient and we have gained sufficient soccer video games that I can trot on the market in 2020 in that new stadium.”
Rivers will flip 39 close to the top of the 2020 season, and whereas his bodily expertise have begun to point out indicators of decline, his fashion is suited to a profession that extends into his 40s if he needs.
And whereas Rivers’ loyalty to San Diego means the relocation to L.A. has possible been a troublesome adjustment, the veteran pivot is happy for a brand new problem at this stage of his enjoying days.
“I actually am enthusiastic about embracing this chapter, each from an organizational standpoint after which personally in my profession,” Rivers stated. “It is a new market and new fan base. I do assume over time, no less than it looks like increasingly of the followers that we have had which might be in San Diego are sort of getting increasingly more warmed up and excited.
“I’ve had a bunch of individuals inform me, ‘We’re arising and we’ll be up there for a recreation.’ I feel if we will get it going we really could be – and I do know the Rams are already up there – nevertheless it’s sort of Southern California’s workforce proper there in L.A.”