Kam Chancellor

Chargers send a message they're ready to compete now with draft picks

Chargers send a message they're ready to compete now with draft picks

Philip Rivers, who in the eyes of so many people, himself probably included, is the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers, took the stage at his team’s new home Saturday morning to a massive amount of adoration.

Chants of “Hall of Fame” faded in time for Rivers and two of his children to announce the team’s fourth-round selection at the StubHub Center.

But before Rivers or either of his kids uttered a word, the NFL veteran looked out at the concourse full of lightning bolt paraphernalia and took a deep breath.

“I always try and toe the line, and make sure my love for San Diego is known,” Rivers said. “But at the same time, I think you hear about the negative stuff —...

81°