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Sources: Philip Rivers expected to play out contract with Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is expected to play out his contract, and the team is on the same page about discussing a possible contract after the season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said Friday.

Rapoport added that the two parties will hold off on contract negotiations until the conclusion of the 2019 season.

The Chargers and Rivers, who turns 38 this season, agreed to a 4-year, $84 million contract extension on August 15, 2015. Per Sportrac, his cap hit for the 2019 season is $23 million.

Rivers’ current contract includes a no-trade clause throughout its entirety, and he received a $5 million roster bonus in March, according to Sportrac.

Rivers, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, ranks third among active quarterbacks in passing touchdowns (374), and ranks second among active QBs in yards-per-pass attempt (7.8).

Since Rivers joined the Chargers in 2004, the franchise had made the playoffs seven times, and they’ve made six playoff appearances since Rivers became the starting quarterback for the Chargers in the 2006 season.

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