Norv Turner

Drew Brees and Philip Rivers have a long history of being on the same football field

Drew Brees and Philip Rivers have a long history of being on the same football field

Drew Brees and Philip Rivers had been on the same football field hundreds of times before Thursday’s meeting in Costa Mesa.

It was when both were trying to establish themselves as NFL starters with the Chargers, a job Rivers took when Brees left San Diego to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

There were games in 2008 and 2012 where both men passed for more than 300 yards, and there was the Chargers’ fourth-quarter collapse last October when even 321 yards passing from Rivers couldn’t offset two key fumbles.

But if you really wanted to see Brees and Rivers share a field, you needed to be in the right San Diego-area park when the...

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