Chargers need ‘Mr. December’ Philip Rivers to keep wearing the cape

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It came a week early for the soon-to-be 37-year-old veteran quarterback, who typically heats up in the final month of the calendar year.

“Some guys finish, and finish well,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. “They have the stamina to finish well. I think Philip is one of those type of players.”cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

Since taking over as the team’s starter in 2006, Rivers has guided the Chargers to a 39-19 (.672) record in regular-season games played in December and January. The team went 4-1 last year.8

With running back Melvin Gordon week-to-week because of a right knee sprain, the Chargers will lean on their super hero at quarterback even more as the regular season comes to a close.

After struggling with turnovers, Rivers has rejuvenated his career the past two seasons by buying into Lynn’s edict of taking care of the football. The NC State product has 16 interceptions over the past two seasons after throwing a career-high 21 in 2016.

While Lynn and Rivers may have animated conversations on the sideline at times about playcalls and other decisions on game days, the Chargers coach said those conversations take place out of love.

“It’s our second year together and I’ve never wavered from what I believe in how this team will look,” Lynn said. “I would think he has a pretty good understanding of how to win football games.

“Families have disagreements. It happens all the time. I trust that young man, I think he trusts me, and I think we’re in a good place.”