Philip Rivers was allowed to remain in San Diego on Thursday while the Los Angeles Chargers wrapped up spring camp.
Coach Anthony Lynn said he let the quarterback stay home, some 80 miles south, as reward for exceeding 10 years of NFL service.
With Rivers out, what did Lynn see from Geno Smith and Cardale Jones?
“A little sluggish, to be honest with you,” the coach said.
Someday, Team Spanos will have to replace Rivers, its starter in every game since 2006.
My guess: It’ll be awhile.
Give Rivers, 36, four more NFL years including this season.
His contract runs through 2019, and Rivers has hinted of playing beyond then.
He still has the fire,...