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In December…
 

Philip Rivers said he would not rule out returning to the NFL in December or January.

Rivers noted that he would not have made weight had he been asked to report to a team for training camp. He is currently coaching high school football and would likely want to see his first season as a coach all the way through before rejoining the league. That would put him on teams' radars around December. If Rivers isn't in playing shape and will be preoccupied with coaching for a few months, it's unlikely that he finds a home in the NFL this year. However, if a team were desperate enough, they would turn to Rivers before any currently available free agent. Rivers threw 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing 68 percent of his passes in 2020. He may not be close to his prime, but Rivers would still be a serviceable emergency option for a team that sustains a quarterback injury late in the year. 

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This is one of those, if the stars align kinda things. lf you need him, when he's available, that's cool. If you need him, and he is not yet available, well dang.

 

But, if you need him, and he is ready. Well then, no for me. I mean sure, he could probably help Sam and all. But by Dec. we should know whether Sam is it or not. So...I lost mt train of tho....

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We should see what we have is Sam. That being said, I think this team is better than most people think it is. We have some talent and we are young, and have a very manageable cap situation which means we probably have a 5 to 7 year window starting this season.

I think if we can find a good qb (maybe Sam can be the guy) then we can make the playoffs every year, making us a dark horse contender. The falcons are further behind rebuilding than we are, and both the saints and the bucs will be rebuilding within the next 2 years. Our time is coming fast. If Sam isn't the guy we need to start turning over every stone to find a starting qb. A guy like Rivers could.be a good rental for a year or 2 if we have to draft some young guys. Rivers could be deadly with the weapons we have. Our offense is stacked, better than any team he has ever played for.

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Just now, Swaggasaurus said:

This guys arm is in wayyyy worse shape than Cam’s. 

 

4,000+ yards, 24 TDs, 11 ints. Better than what we had last year.

 

If he is willing to be a backup/mentor. Then yeah. Test those tires

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3 minutes ago, iamhubby1 said:

 

Why is that so hard for you to believe? He had a pretty good year last year.

Not only is his arm completely shot, it would be a major blow to the confidence of Sam Darnold. Even if Darnold isn't the answer, the answer is not digging up an ancient relic to try and progress a young team. 

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6 minutes ago, cardiackat88. said:

Not only is his arm completely shot, it would be a major blow to the confidence of Sam Darnold. Even if Darnold isn't the answer, the answer is not digging up an ancient relic to try and progress a young team. 

 

Did you read the OP? He won't be available until Dec. It is a pipe dream anywho. But he did have a pretty good year last year. Not sure why that is so hard to swallow. Are you mad at him or something?

 

By Dec. we will know what we have in Sam. Maybe Rivers can mentor him for a while? Who knows, maybe he can help?

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5 minutes ago, iamhubby1 said:

 

Did you read the OP? He won't be available until Dec. It is a pipe dream anywho. But he did have a pretty good year last year. Not sure why that is so hard to swallow. Are you mad at him or something?

 

By Dec. we will know what we have in Sam. Maybe Rivers can mentor him for a while? Who knows, maybe he can help?

You must be a super fanboy or something.

I don't like or dislike him, he just has no business ever being in a Panthers uniform at this point in both his career and the history of the franchise.

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5 minutes ago, cardiackat88. said:

You must be a super fanboy or something.

I don't like or dislike him, he just has no business ever being in a Panthers uniform at this point in both his career and the history of the franchise.

 

Well, okay then. Case closed, the end, buh bye.

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Thinking this through a bit. Two likely scenarios come to mind. 
 

Scenario 1

Jets Darnold and Panthers Darnold are identical. If this is the case we go into December with 4 or 5 wins and a couple fried huddle servers.   Lucky for Igo, he can pick up replacements during Black Friday sale.   We get Rivers, put on our rally caps and hope to sneak into playoffs. But we don’t.  The team seems ruderless but manages to get another win or two.  Rivers goes back to AL to for winter/spring HS football workouts.  Then we get to spend the whole off-season whining about not tanking for the next great QB we won’t be drafting.  
 

Scenario 2

Panthers Darnold plays admirably but gets injured late in the season.  We bring Rivers in and make or just barely miss the playoffs.  Huddle server gets fried in December, Igo misses Black Friday sale and pays full price.  Rivers goes back to AL to for winter/spring HS football workouts.  Then we get to spend the whole off-season whining about not tanking for the next great QB we won’t be drafting. 

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