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Future with Chargers ‘unclear’ for Philip Rivers after move

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NC State legend, Philip Rivers has been a lifelong Charger. He was drafted in 2004 and has spent his entire 15-year career with the same NFL team (which in today’s game is insane). However, it is no secret that his career is winding down and now with the news that Adam Schefter just broke, could it be curtains for this future Hall of Famer?


According to multiple sources, Philip Rivers and his family have permanently moved from San Diego to Florida, but he tells ESPN that he isn’t planning retirement at this point.

“I plan to play football, so yes,” Rivers said on Dec. 29. “Where that is going to be will get sorted out over the next few months. I’ve never been in this position. … I’m very thankful for the 16 years, and if there is another, I’ll be thankful for that.” (ESPN)

Rivers is a free agent and there were questions on what the Chargers were planning to do. He is now 38 years old, coming off a sub-par season and now letting it be known that he and his family have moved. So was the writing on the wall, did Rivers make the Chargers decision for them, or could he come back to the Chargers on a one year deal?

Here are some of the initial reactions…

There had been rumors floating around throughout the season that Rivers may end up with the Dolphins and this move just adds fuel to that fire. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

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Will Wilson Enters 2020 as the #10 Prospect in the Giants Organization

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Former NC State All-American Shortstop Will Wilson will is entering the 2020 baseball season ranked as the #10 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization.

After being drafted by the Angels with the 15th overall pick in the MLB Draft last year, Wilson hit .275 in 46 games of Rookie ball with the Orem Owlz.

In December, the Angels traded him to the Giants.

In his final season at NC State, Wilson led the team with a .335 batting average, 20 doubles, 16 home runs and a .661 slugging percentage, and finished eighth all-time in career doubles (57) and homers (39), and ninth in total bases (409).

Wilson is the 3rd highest draft pick in NC State history, and only the 2nd batter to be drafted in the 1st round, alongside another shortstop who is currently in the league as well: Trea Turner.

According to MLB.com, Wilson is expected to make it to the Majors in 2022.

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Juston Burris Signs 2-Year Contract with Panthers

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Former NC State Defensive Back Juston Burris is coming back home, signing a 2-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.

Burris had a breakout season in 2019 in Cleveland, starting 9 games (played in 14), tallying 32 Tackles, 2 INTs, 7 Passes Defended, a Sack and a Forced Fumble.

The Jets drafted him in the 4th round back in 2016, and he spent his first 3 seasons in New York, playing in 34 games. Midway through 2018 Burris was waived by the Jets, and was scooped up by the Browns, where he played 4 games.

Burris is returning to his home state, growing up in Raleigh, where he played high school ball at Broughton.

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Patriots Place Franchise Tag on Joe Thuney

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The New England Patriots have placed the franchise tag on former NC State All-American Offensive Lineman Joe Thuney, which will pay him $14.78 million in 2020.

For perspective, Thuney’s base salary was right under $2 million in 2019.

Thuney was about to become a hot commodity on the Free Agency Market in a few days. Last season, Thuney ranked 2nd in the NFL among Guards at Pass Block Win Rate, earning 2nd Team All-Pro honors.

Thuney is only the 2nd former Offensive Lineman in NC State history to earn All Pro honors, joining Jim Ritcher who did so three times (1986, 1988, 1990)

Since being drafted by New England in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Thuney has started every possible game for the Pats.

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Philip Rivers Signs 1-Year Deal with Colts

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Former NC State Quarterback Philip Rivers signed a 1-year contract worth $25 million with the Indianapolis Colts yesterday, with a franchise tag option in 2021.

Rivers will turn 39 in December, and is entering his 17th season in the NFL. After spending his first 16 seasons with the Chargers, he will now join former Wolfpackers Quarterback Jacoby Brissett and Running Back Nyheim Hines.

What Rivers accomplished in a Bolts jersey is nothing short of remarkable. Through 16 seasons, he ranks 6th in career passing yards and touchdown passes, going to 8 Pro Bowls.

Rivers will be taking the job of Brissett, who just signed a 2-year $30 million extension with the Colts last September.

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