San Diego Chargers’ Philip Rivers Is Good, but He’s Not Elite

December 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When you talk about quarterbacks nowadays, the one word you hear get tossed around is "elite." You'll hear people say, "This guy's elite, and this guy isn't."
The word itself might end up being overrated because of the way people tend to overuse it. It's also still unknown how many QBs should be labeled as elite and what the actual criteria is. 
Philip Rivers, the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers, has had his name tossed around in the category of elite quarterbacks in the NFL.
Rivers has had some very impressive numbers so far in his career, including a 97.5 career QB rating, which is good enough to be in the top five all-time. He has already been to two Pro Bowls and has taken the Chargers to the playoffs each of the first four years he has been the starter.
When you look at Rivers' stats, it's hard to say he's not elite. He has more than twice as many touchdowns as he does interceptions. He has a great yards per attempt average and has won 68 percen...

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