Philip Rivers is in no rush to get his contract extension.
The Chargers quarterback is in the final season of his four-year deal worth $83.25 million but isn’t opposed to letting it expire before revisiting negotiations early next year.
“I’m just fine right where we are, you know,” Rivers said Monday, via the Los Angeles Times. “I got this year left and (I’m) under no immediate stress or urgency to get anything done. If it means playing it out, that will be just fine. It really will. We got a good group here and a good thing going. At this point, just focus on one year at a time and take it from there.
“I’m certainly thankful for that, if that opportunity comes. I really have no goal or see it playing a certain way. I really don’t. I’m very at peace with where it is right now.”
While Rivers would like to play through the 2020 season when the Chargers are set to move to their new stadium, he admitted he can’t predict how much longer he’ll be in the league.
“I really don’t have a number in mind,” Rivers said. “This is as honest as I can be. It is the truth. I’m just focused on this year, and we’ll go from there. … If it’s another year and if it’s then another year — both the team and myself are seeing it the same way — then we’ll go again.”
Rivers, 37, is entering his 16th season in the NFL and 14th as the team’s starter after being drafted fourth overall by the Giants in 2004 (he was subsequently traded to the Chargers for Eli Manning).
He finished last season with 4,308 yards passing and 32 touchdowns, throwing for more than 4,000 yards in the regular season for the sixth straight year as he led the Chargers to the divisional round of the playoffs and earned his eighth Pro Bowl selection.