Rivers appeared to get choked up during a postgame news conference in which he came face-to-face with the reality that he may not be back with Los Angeles next season.
He has been clear about playing in 2020 -- but it hasn’t been clear if he would be playing for the Bolts.
“There's a lot of questions that have to be answered,” Rivers said. “It’s not just, ‘Am I back,’ and we'll win 12 games. We're far from that being, ‘Check that box and we're good.’ That would be inaccurate. There’s a lot of question marks moving forward. As those get answered and how those get answered along with my personal question will clear up a lot of things.”
Rivers was 31-for-46 with 281 passing yards, two touchdown passes and two interceptions in the loss. He also got into a brief spat with Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones.
The loss put Los Angeles at 5-11 for the season.
Rivers is set to become a free agent in 2020.
He’s played in every game since he took over the starting role prior to the start of the 2006 season. He’s earned eight Pro Bowl selections and was named the 2013 Comeback Player of the Year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.