SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers say they have agreed to a contract extension with quarterback Philip Rivers through the 2019 season.

The extension, announced Saturday night, comes as team chairman Dean Spanos has angered many Chargers fans by exploring a move to the Los Angeles area.

Rivers' current deal was set to expire at the end of the season. He has said he'd be OK playing out the deal, but also said he'd be open to an extension, as long as talks didn't drag out into the season.

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Rivers has been San Diego's starting quarterback since 2006.