The go to Los Angeles from San Diego two several years back was hard to swallow for quite a few Chargers fans. For quarterback Philip Rivers, he is aware of that it was not an simple transition either.
Rivers acknowledged an award from the San Diego Sports activities Association at its annual Salute to the Champions evening meal Thursday night. Though he acknowledged the award, he just preferred to give appreciation to San Diego for the way it supported him throughout his first 13 seasons in the NFL.
“I definitely realize the mixed inner thoughts and feelings quite a few in San Diego have about our go. It’s extra than understandable. These that even now cheer and pull for us every week, we definitely recognize it. I again, personally, want to convey my gratitude for all the really like and help that I have often felt in and around town, every time I’m out and about.
As he fought tears from rolling down his experience, the veteran QB concluded his speech off.
As I check out out there just about every Sunday, with that bolt on my helmet and 17 on my back again, perform like insane with that enthusiasm and fight that which is the only way I know how, I hope that there are some of you even now here in San Diego that can even now say, ‘That’s our quarterback,” Rivers said.
The franchise moved, but Rivers stayed put on San Diego, where he can make the push in his RV along the 5 and 405 freeways.
Rivers is aware of that the franchise misplaced quite a few fans just after the go, but also retained some thanks to the upcoming Hall of Famer’s effects that he remaining on quite a few. It’s even now hard to soak in that reality that just after 56 seasons, the San Diego Chargers no for a longer period implies anything.
Rivers guided the Chargers to a 12-4 history in 2018 and back again into the playoffs for the first time since 2013. He threw for 4,308 yards and 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Nonetheless enjoying like he’s 27 several years previous, Rivers is even now hopeful that he can help direct his group to a Super Bowl right before he decides to dangle up the cleats.