By Jaime Eisner
The 2020 season was a disastrous one for quarterback Philip Rivers. He threw 20 interceptions for just the third time in his career and finished with his lowest touchdown total (23) since 2007.
From a fantasy football perspective, he was the QB16 in total points last season, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. On a per-game basis, he was all the way down at QB24. It’s a far cry from where he usually sits (typically between QB12-15) as a reliable fallback option or steady backup to an injury-prone or high-risk, high-reward fantasy quarterback.
So what went wrong? Is Rivers done? Was it just a bad season? We’ll likely have a better answer to that question a few weeks into the 2020 season, but here’s what we know right now. Rivers, 38, is joining an indoor team with a better offensive line and better attendance, but doesn’t quite have the same pass-catching talent as his former squad. Let’s break that down further.