SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Philip Rivers says the commitment by the San Diego Chargers in giving him a four-year contract extension outweighs the uncertainty caused by the team's apparent desire to move to Los Angeles.
Rivers agreed Saturday night to the $84 million deal, which will allow him to retire as a Charger.
"Unless something changes from Tom's standpoint or upstairs, I'm going to be a Charger, wherever we are," Rivers said Monday.
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General manager Tom Telesco called it "a very important day in the history of the Chargers," and noted that Rivers will be able to finish his career as a Charger, just like Hall of Famer Dan Fouts.
Team chairman Dean Spanos didn't attend the news conference. He and the rival Oakland Raiders have partnered on a proposed stadium in Carson.