“I don’t know if Philip wants to be there anymore. I think he’s lost confidence in the organization,” Tomlinson said. “He’s seeing a lot of changes going on and the LA thing is valid; him not wanting to go to LA, that is very valid, I can see that.”
Rumors of trading Rivers have begun to run rampant as the 2015 NFL Draft approaches. Most Rumors have Rivers being traded for at least the Tennessee Titans No. 2 overall pick in the draft, where the team would presumably select 2014 Heisman winner Marcus Mariota.
These rumors stem from a U-T San Diego article back in March when Rivers opened up about his displeasure to play in Los Angeles, where the team might move.
Along with that, Rivers has seen many key players come and go throughout his tenure with the Bolts.
“The parts around him keep on moving. The receiving corps keeps on changing,” Tomlinson said. “There are so many parts that are leaving where Philip is looking around that locker room and he doesn’t see anyone he’s familiar with other than Antonio Gates.”
“Next year the Chargers have a lot of decisions to make with a lot of key guys, so Philip could be looking at the situation and thinking we’re not close to winning a championship anytime soon.”
Additionally, Tomlinson indicated the facts that Rivers doesn’t want to negotiate a new contract with the team at this time is a bad sign.
“He didn’t even want to talk about another contract with the San Diego Chargers. That tells me that he’s thinking about moving on,” Tomlinson said.