Philip Rivers has done a lot of good things for the Chargers. He pointed out some of the positives on Tuesday, after a reporter asked him to evaluate where his career stands, Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego reports.
“As far as whatever the numbers say over the last few years, and I say this humbly and respectfully, I played in 110 straight games or more, and have thrown a bunch of touchdowns, and over a seven-year period the ratio of touchdowns and interceptions is pretty dang good,” he said.
“So, I don’t feel like, ‘Oh, man, I’m in a struggling mode,’ or ‘Gosh, if I don’t play (well) this year, I’m out of football.’ ”
But some of his turnovers have been pretty dang bad, and he knows that’s part of being asked about his career’s intersection with 2013.
“I think it’s human nature to ask those questions at this juncture,” he said. “It doesn’t bother me one bit. Because I think in a lot of ways it can be justified. You have a new coaching staff. We’ve gone 24-24. Who gets questions asked? It’s the quarterback. I can handle that. I’m responsible for the lack of plays I’ve made and the plays I have made.
“I’m excited. I’m excited about what we can do and where we can go. We finished on a high note last year, other than the Carolina game. We’re excited about what we can be.”