Philip Rivers has a sweet new six year contract worth a reported $92 million (just over $38 million of that is guaranteed, reported ESPN), but the quarterback says that he and his family will stay the same.
Rivers has been the Bolt's starter for three seasons and has helped get the team to the playoffs all three years. He threw 34 touchdown passes last season, not to mention grabbing the highest quarterback rating in the league. And Monday he got the contract to prove it. This new contract also keeps 27-year-old Rivers from becoming a free agent next year.
Team president Dean Spanos called the announcement on Monday a great day for the Chargers and Chargers fans and Rivers, and the leading quarterback agrees.
"Feels good, it really does," said Rivers after practice on Monday. "I'm very thankful and grateful to the Chargers and the Spanos family and for having many more opportunities to suit up and go out there and be the quarterback for the Chargers."
Despite this new contract, Rivers says this money won't change him or his family.
"I'm gonna keep the minivan, it's the most efficient," said Rivers. "They can get in and out. It's hard to buckle them in their car seats when you gotta climb back there like in all those SUV's."
As for he and his wife's parenting techniques, "We'll still say no, they don't quite understand it. They still get excited when there's a quarter laying around in the kitchen."
In the meantime, Rivers says he's focused on doing everything he can to lead the Chargers to the championship.
"I don't think there could be any more pressure added...there's no outside or monetary driving force that could make me want to win more than I do now."
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