As we near the beginning of training camp on July 30, we’ll preview each position for the San Diego Chargers.
Starting on the quarterbacks. The Bolts presently have four on their own roster: Philip Rivers, Kellen Clemens, Brad Sorensen and Chase Rettig. Rivers – Probably the most prolific Chargers to ever don the lightning bolt, Rivers is near further greatness in 2015. He needs just three touchdown passes to overtake Dan Fouts.
Rivers make its way into his twelfth season fresh off another ruling campaign by which he completed 379-of-570 attempts (66.5%) for 4,286 yards and 31 touchdowns for any 93.8 passer rating. Rivers also published his sixth-career 4,000 yard season, tying Favre Fined and Serta Marino for that sixth-most 4,000-yard campaigns in National football league history.
Quarterback Coach Nick Sirianni said to Rivers: “He really is unbelievable. He has a football photographic memory. He sees everything on the field and remembers everything. Obviously as coaches we have the benefit of going back and rewinding the film, but Philip doesn’t really need to do it. He does do it, but it’s like he doesn’t even need to because he sees everything and remembers it.
That is what is so incredible; how he remembers everything….His knowledge of the game with blitzes is impressive. What makes great players is knowing the scheme like the back of your hand, and thinking quick on the field. Philip has that, but he also plays with phenomenal technique. He is a technician on the field, so all of that is what makes him great. It’s pretty special.”