2. Philip Rivers is on pace to have the best year of his career
It does not matter how talented the rest of the team is, you cannot have a successful season without a good quarterback. Look at the Denver Broncos; with a decent running back group and receiving corps and a good defense, Denver has the makings to be a great team.
The only problem is that Case Keenum has played like the old Case Keenum we all know and love and has brought the team from playoff worthy down to mediocre.
Luckily for the Los Angeles Chargers, the team has had a Hall of Fame quarterback starting under center since 2006 in Philip Rivers, who has not missed a single game after being named the starting quarterback.
Rivers is arguably the most underrated quarterback and, when it is all said and done, will go down as the seventh or eighth best quarterback all-time statistically.
There have been plenty of great years in that Hall of Fame career and Rivers is putting together the best year thus far at 36 years old. Through seven games, Rivers is a legitimate MVP candidate with 2,008 yards, 17 touchdowns, only three interceptions and 69.1 percent completion rate.
Rivers is on pace for 4,589 yards and 38 touchdowns. The yardage would be third-best of his career and the fourth time overall that he has eclipsed 4,500 passing yards.
Touchdown-wise, 38 would mark a career high. Assuming nobody else hits the mark, Rivers would join Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning with 38 or more touchdown passes since 2013.