- 08/28/2012, 04:53PM ET
St.Mateo said 08/28, 04:53 PM
since he's started 16 games for sd he's always put up 4000+yards and 20+Tds
St.Mateo said 08/28, 06:12 PM
63.5% completetion percentage for his career
averages 242.8 yards a game
still produces with a team that has steadily declining talent
he makes recievers better
has no run game
baron. said 08/28, 06:31 PM
He's no Brady, Brees, or Rodgers.
That's the list of elite QB's IMO.
You could make an argument for another '04 draftee Elisha Manning, but that's for another time and I hate his face.
Rivers is a very good QB who has shown flashes of greatness....
But the lack of playoff success - his QB rating drops 16 points and he's thrown more INTs than TDs - and peers who are just flat out better keep him from joining the ranks of "elite". Throw in he's coming off one of his worst seasons ever - 20 INTs the same amount as Rex Grossman - and right now it's hard to put him in that category.
When I think of "elite" I think of the best of the best...which would be hard to put Rivers in that company at this time. Now if we were talking Top 10 QB's that's a different story.
St.Mateo said 08/30, 12:09 AM
The chargers lack of playoff sucess is due to the fact that every year they lose talented players
what happen when he didn't have vincent jackson and antonio gates he still put up monster numbers.an elite qb is is a qb you can count on every season to put your team among the best teams in the league. he makes recievers better when he haas the true talent he needs theyre in the playoffs.Their team has continuously lose top players and yet phillip rivers still produces yes he threw 20 pics but is he gonna do that every season?NO!!!!! he'll put up big numbers and imo win the AFC west
baron. said 08/30, 01:46 PM
If your definition of an elite QB is one who consistently puts their team among the best...then Philip Rivers doesn't fit the bill. At least not going into this season.
In arguably the worst division in the NFL they've missed the playoffs the last two seasons, and if it weren't for going 9-7 in 2010 they would have ONE winning season in their last four. So by your own definition Rivers isn't elite.
Is he going to throw 20 INTs every season...? I don't know, and neither do you. Monster numbers are great...but you know who else puts up monster numbers, Tony Romo. Where's his elite status...?
I think of elite QB's as guys that can overcome the shortcomings on their team and still win games (most importantly playoff games), put up huge numbers, and pile up the individual accolades. Rivers has some, but not all of that. With time he may join the ranks of the elite, but for now he'll have to settle for Top 10.
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