Good morning. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers earned another honor this offseason, being voted as one of the top 100 players in the NFL. Voted on by the players in a survey taken by NFL Network, Rivers was left off the list last year, but returns at No. 34.
Rivers was No. 61 on the list in 2012 and No. 26 in 2011. Rivers finished in the top five in completion percentage (69.5 percent), yards per pass (8.23), passing yards (4,478), passing touchdowns (32) and passer rating (105.5) in 2013, winning the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year award.
Rivers talked with Lindsey Rhodes and Mike Silver about his placement on the top 100 in this video.
Dan Hanzus of NFL.com believes Rivers is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the league.
In this ESPN Insider piece, Matt Williamson places Ladarius Green at No. 8 on his dynasty list for tight ends. Antonio Gates is No. 43.
Kyle Posey of Bolts from the Blue takes a look at some possible tweaks in San Diego’s offense with new offensive coordinator Frank Reich taking over.
Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego writes that Chargers receiver Eddie Royal endorses friend Brandon Flowers. The two played together at Virginia Tech.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com examines the best fits for the Chargers culled from this year’s draft. Rang believes that Jeremiah Attaochu can develop into an impact player and Jason Verrett could be a future Pro Bowler.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports explains why Flowers is still on the free-agent market. Kirwan talked to several coaches and scouts who cite Flowers’ ability to take coaching as an issue.
Mike Costa and Lane Judson of Xtra 1360 AM radio talks with Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson in this audio link.
Matt Bowen of Bleacher Report breaks down how players get ready for training camp during the next five weeks.