Rivers Replacement Still Not Named
Posted 31 January 2007 - 06:30 AM
Meanwhile, it has been more than a week since word broke that Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers wouldn't play in the game due to a foot injury. But his replacement has not yet been named.
The thinking is that the league is trying to persuade Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to take Rivers' place. However, Brady is scheduled to appear at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which conflicts with the Pro Bowl.
But can an alternate decline the invitation even if the alternate has a prior engagement?
"We would hope not," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told us by e-mail on January 27.
With Colts quarterback Peyton Manning possibly pulling out of the game due to the thumb injury he suffered in the AFC Championship, there could be two spots that need to be filled. Possible replacements include J.P. Losman, Uncle Rico, Chad Pennington, and Steve McNair.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:45 AM
I still think Kellen should start next season though.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:46 AM