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Chargers QB Rivers is a top ten quarterback, Why wouldn’t you trade a first rounder for him?

Could Philip Rivers be traded
Could Chargers QB Philip Rivers be traded?

The San Diego Chargers have a top ten quarterback, and they maybe forced to trade him because he seems unhappy.  What will a team be getting a future Hall of Fame quarterback.  Rivers is a special player who has won 88 wins since he entered the league.  That only trails Tom Brady (102) and Peyton Manning (99), which is pretty impressive. 

Not only has Rivers won tons of games, but he has started 144 consecutive games.  Get this only he and Eli Manning have went the same amount of time without missing a game. Rivers and Manning were also part of the huge draft day trade which sent Rivers to the Chargers and Manning to the Giants back in 2004.

According to ESPN, Rivers has also accomplished more things: 

Rivers is one of four QBs to have thrown 30 or more passing touchdowns in each of the past two seasons. Drew Brees (seven straight seasons), Peyton Manning (three) and Tony Romo (two) are the others.

Rivers finished within the top 10 in most major passing categories last season: Fourth in completion percentage (66.5 percent), eighth in passing yards (4,286), eighth in passing TDs (31).

Rivers has thrown 4,678 passes in his career and completed 64.7 percent of them. Rivers, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning are the only three quarterbacks in NFL history with 4,500 career pass attempts and a career completion percentage of 64 percent or better.

If you were the Tennessee Titans why wouldn’t you give up the number 2 pick for Rivers?  Honestly, the Titans quarterback play has been horrible over the past decade. Titans have had a 3000 yard passer only twice in the past 10 years.  It happened in 2005 with Steve McNair and in 2011 with Matt Hasselbeck. Rivers has thrown for over 3,000 yards every year since he took over as the full time starter for the Chargers. Why wouldn’t the Titans jump all over this?

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