The San Diego Chargers signed quarterback Philips Rivers to a six-year, $92 million contract extension through 2015.
Rivers comes off his best pro season, when he set a team record for touchdown passes with a league-high 34. He also led the NFL with a quarterback rating of 105.5, another team record.
After joining the Chargers in 2004 in a draft-day trade with the New York Giants for Eli Manning, Rivers became the starting quarterback in 2006. He's led the team to the playoffs in each of the past three seasons and has a career record as a starter, including playoffs, of 36-18. The 27-year-old Rivers is 22-5 at home and also holds the Chargers' record with a 92.9 career passer rating.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have established the Chargers’ odds to win Super Bowl XLIV at 10/1 and the AFC Championship game at 6/1. With Rivers’ contract situation behind him, the Chargers are the favorites to win the AFC West and possibly make a deep playoff run.
Posted: 8/24/09 8:55PM ET