Philip Rivers is closing in another San Diego Chargers passing record. The 34-year-old quarterback needs 125 yards to pass Hall of Famer Dan Fouts for most all-time by a Charger. Rivers could set the record on Thursday night against the Denver Broncos.
A first-round pick in 2004, Rivers has been the face of the Chargers for the last decade. He holds the team record for wins by a quarterback (93), passing completions (3,579) and passing touchdowns (292). And while the Chargers 2016 season has been disappointing to say the least, it would mean something for Rivers to get the record in front of the home fans during primetime.
“I’m not going to lie, it means a lot,” Rivers told ESPN’s Bob Holtzman. “When you’re 25 or 26 you say ‘I’ll look back one day and appreciate it.’ Now (at 34) you say ‘what in the world? How did this happen?'”
The 1-3 Chargers have lost 10 straight division games, but San Diego’s last win against the Broncos came on a Thursday night in 2013. Perhaps Rivers can have his cake and eat it too if he’s able to help the Chargers pull off the upset while getting the record.