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    The contract should be signed soon.

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  • Nick
    Chargers' offer to Rivers takes incentives to extreme
    by Nick
    Chargers' offer to Rivers takes incentives to extreme
    Andrew Bagnato
    The Arizona Republic
    Aug. 15, 2004 12:00 AM

    NFL contract incentives are like playoff contenders in August. Some are realistic. Some aren't.

    Talks between San Diego and quarterback Philip Rivers, the fourth overall pick in the draft, broke down in part because the Chargers insisted on incentives that could only be described as ludicrous. Under the reported terms of the team's proposal, Rivers would be paid a $5 million bonus if he appeared in four Pro Bowls and won four Super Bowls in his first six seasons.

    He would receive another $7.5 million if he appeared in five Pro Bowls and won five Super Bowls during that time. And he would get an additional $10 million if he appeared in six Pro Bowls and won six Super Bowls in his first six seasons. That's a total of $22.5 million for six Pro Bowl appearances and six Super Bowl wins in six seasons.

    Needless to say, no one has ever approached these feats in the long and storied history of the NFL. Still, Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith called it a "great offer" when he announced early in the week that the club had rescinded the offer and broken off talks.

    Rivers' agent, Jimmy Sexton, replied in a statement, "We are confused by the Chargers calling it 'a great offer' when such a large amount is impossible to ever achieve."

    So the talks broke down, although reports out of San Diego indicate the two sides are really only about $4.25 million apart in base salary over a six-year deal and that club insiders expect an agreement to be worked out within days.
    -08-15-2004, 11:49 AM
  • jjigga3000
    Chargers @ Rams
    by jjigga3000
    I think our offense is doing good so far, that call on the fumble with Hedgecock could have went either way. As for the defense not bad, not good on the their first outing with the Chargers.
    -08-18-2007, 05:46 PM
  • RamWraith
    Manumaleuna agrees to terms
    by RamWraith
    Chargers | Manumaleuna agrees to terms on new deal
    Fri, 22 Jun 2007 13:54:47 -0700

    The San Diego Chargers have announced they have agreed to terms with TE Brandon Manumaleuna on a new deal that will keep him with the team through the 2009 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.
    -06-22-2007, 02:05 PM
  • Nick
    Chargers/Rivers talks break down
    by Nick
    Statement from A.J. Smith

    08.09.04 - On Monday, Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith made the following statement to the media regarding contract negotiations with Philip Rivers:

    "We have an update on the Philip Rivers negotiations. Negotiations have broken down. Prior to the training camp report date we made an effort to get Philip signed. Also, during the past week, we exchanged ideas and could not come to an agreement. On Friday, we offered a great deal to Philip. We also notified both Philip and his agent, Jimmy Sexton, that the offer will stand until 5 p.m. Sunday evening and if not accepted, the offer will be pulled off the table. Our offer was rejected. We also informed them that the package we talked about and offered will now only go down in value.

    The offer we made to Philip is not a slot offer at No. 4, but in fact, an offer that exceeds No. 2 Robert Gallery and No. 3 Larry Fitzgerald. We believe it's a great offer. Jimmy Sexton has been informed several times that the Manning-Condon deal with the New York Giants was of no concern to us before, no concern now or will it be in the future. This is very unfortunate and disappointing, but it is what it is.

    It's now time to concentrate on the players we have here and get ready for our preseason games and gear our efforts to get ready for the opener against Houston. From this time forward I will not talk about the Philip Rivers contract situation anymore. I hope I've made our position very clear. If he decides to sign a contract with the San Diego Chargers, then I'll be more than happy to talk about Philip Rivers.

    Dean Spanos supports this decision 100 percent."
    -08-10-2004, 12:22 AM
  • r8rh8rmike
    Tomlinson: Philip Rivers Has Lost Faith In Chargers
    by r8rh8rmike
    Tomlinson: Philip Rivers has lost faith in Chargers

    By Gregg Rosenthal
    Around The NFL Editor
    Published: April 20, 2015 at 08:02 p.m.

    Philip Rivers is at the center of the most fascinating storyline of the offseason. But the Chargers quarterback isn't leaving San Diego yet, and its business as usual around the Chargers for now.

    Rivers was at the start of the offseason training program Monday, NFL Media's Alex Flanagan reported. New Chargers receiver Steve Johnson, for one, said he was looking forward to catching Rivers' passes on Tuesday. But will Johnson still be catching his passes in Week 1?

    One of Rivers' most notable former teammates, NFL Media's LaDainian Tomlinson, doesn't think so.

    "You never want to trade your franchise quarterback. You know that's never the case. However, in this situation, they might have no choice but to do so," Tomlinson said Monday on NFL Network's NFL Total Access. "Because I don't know if Philip (Rivers) wants to be there anymore. I think he has lost confidence in the organization. He's seen a lot of changes going on and the L.A. thing is valid. Him not wanting to go to L.A. is very valid."

    Tomlinson points towards a larger divide between the quarterback and the organization than just a potential move up Interstate 5.

    "The parts around him keep on moving. The receiver corps keeps on changing. Eddie Royal is now gone," Tomlinson noted. "We talked about this before with Vincent Jackson leaving years ago. There are so many parts that are leaving. When Philip is looking around in that locker room and he doesn't see anyone that he's familiar with other than Antonio Gates.

    "Now to that point, Antonio Gates next year is a free agent, Eric Weddle is gonna be up. Next year the Chargers have a lot of decisions to make with a lot of key guys. So Philip could be looking at the situation and thinking 'we're not close to winning a championship anytime soon.' "

    That can't be easy for Chargers fans to read. Kevin Acee of the U-T San Diego also wrote last week that it's time to trade Rivers, indicating that Rivers could retire before he played in Los Angeles. Tomlinson's words echo the notion that Rivers wants out.

    Rivers declined to speak to the media on Monday, but the message coming from San Diego is unmistakable.
    -04-20-2015, 07:17 PM
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