2. Rivers would do well in the system
Some would disagree with me on this.
But, if you gave Philip Rivers the same amount of passing attempts as Jameis Winston in 2019, here’s his stat line mathematically:
At completing 66 percent of his passes, he would’ve thrown for 4,888 yards, 26 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. That was a down year for him.
For those saying that his “arm is weak and he can’t throw the deep ball anymore,” that’s not necessarily true. Rivers has been one of the most consistent deep-ball throwers in the league for the last decade and he still showed bursts of that at times last season, though his numbers were much lower.
Let’s not forget that just a year ago Rivers threw for 4,308 yards and 32 touchdowns to just 12 interceptions with the Chargers.
The Buccaneers would be taking a short-term risk hoping that Rivers could return to 2018 form. He’s had a few down years in the past and then bounced back, so there’s reason to believe that could be the case here, especially with the stable of talented wide receivers that Tampa Bay possesses.