Pro Football Focus recently ranked the Top-10 players in the NFL that will be over the age of 35 when the 2018 season begins. Former NC State quarterback Philip Rivers ranked 6th.
6) Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers – 36 years old
Rivers has stood tall as one of the league’s best at the position in nearly all 14 years of his career, and rather than regressing in 2017, he put up his highest overall grade (85.5).
Rivers ranked sixth in adjusted completion percentage (75.4) and first in accuracy+ percentage on throws 0-9 yards past the line of scrimmage (23.5) among the 41 qualifying quarterbacks last season. He also ranked inside the top-15 in grade from a clean pocket, grade under pressure and third-down grade among the same group of quarterbacks.
In typical Rivers fashion, he still had a tendency to put the ball in harm’s way more often than most offensive coordinators would like, as evidenced by his 24th-ranked turnover-worthy throw percentage (3.86) in 2017. He, however, still is vastly productive given his age and more than capable of leading the Bolts to a deep playoff run if he and his teammates can stay healthy. (PFF)