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What is the NFL Saying About Philip Rivers?


Notable comments from around the league over the first eight weeks of the season about Philip Rivers.

"I f----- love Philip Rivers ... I love what he brings to the game. I love that he's a competitor. He loves to compete and he's going to go out there and he's going to make you pull your best out because he's going to come at you. I love playing against him." –Rams  CB Marcus Peters

"He's a great talent. He's a son of a coach. He has all the intangibles. The work ethic, the personal drive, the commitment to be great. He's got one of the quickest releases that you'll ever see. He's as tough as they get. He has all the talent to make all the throws. He's the terminator. He won't go away. He just will not quit." – Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden

"I love Philip Rivers. I think he's an unbelievable competitor. He's a guy that gets the ball out quickly, get it in his playmakers' hands (and) puts his team in position to win. I love the passion for the game side of his mentality. That's something I really do respect." – Browns QB Baker Mayfield

"He's a Hall of Famer, probably. Future Hall of Famer so he's up there with the greats. (He's) pretty accurate obviously, (he's) been doing it a long time. I just think the command that he takes the line of scrimmage and the offense and the game, it's kind of Peyton Manning-esque." – Titans CB Logan Ryan

"He's one of the best that have played the game. The guy has completed over 70 percent of his passes. It doesn't look like he's slowing down at all. He is one of the top quarterbacks in this league – bar none. Knows how to play. They play to him. Everything's done for him – it should be. He knows how to play. He's playing at a high level again this year." – Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson

"He's very tough. He loves football and I think we have a lot of things in common. I think that's why we have a genuine respect for one another. We both love to be the tough guy, we both love to talk trash sometimes and we both love to win and compete with our teammates. Philip, hopefully one day he'll be in the Hall of Fame because he deserves it. He's one of the best quarterbacks to ever play. I love his game. His toughness, his competitiveness, he tries to be second to none." – Raiders QB Derek Carr

"Everyone knows Philip's one of the best quarterbacks in the league, to me one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. I still think Philip is underrated because I don't think people appreciate him enough on how good he is. There's a reason they're a top offense every single year, regardless of what happens. He's the man. You have to play as good as you can, you have to be sound (because) he's going to attack you aggressively with his arm and his mind. He is going to take shots because he's not scared to fail, and you've got to stop his big plays." –49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan

"You're not going to trick Philip Rivers. … This is a guy that really prides himself on studying and understanding defenses and understanding the players on the defenses. … He's the ultimate competitor. … You appreciate how he plays the game, I'll say that as a coach. You appreciate what he does, how aggressive he is on the field, the things he does. He does some really good things out there that only happen because of how he prepared." – Chiefs Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton

"I love playing against Philip. He's a character on the field. Off the field, I've spent some time with him (at) Pro Bowls and whatnot. Obviously, a great competitor and really just one of those guys that you enjoy playing against. He's fiery." – DT Ndamukong Suh

"I think he is unique. I think his throwing motion is unique, the way he kind of commands the offense, gets them set up and sees what the defense is in and checks into situations that he'll have an advantage in. He's going to be a future Hall of Fame quarterback." – Browns LB Joe Schobert

"He's a very high confidence guy and you can see it in his play from the decisions he makes with the ball to after the play when he's doing a little bit of chatting. That's a guy that you like to have fun and play against." – Raiders CB Daryl Worley

"Rivers is always fun to play. He's not one to shy away from trash talking or talking to the big defenders up front. It's always fun to play Philip. A great competitor, great quarterback, wins a lot of games (and) has a long, lengthy career." – OLB Brian Orakpo

"The majority of my childhood, he was playing. Fantastic player, Hall of Fame player and a guy that I've definitely watched and tried to steal things from for sure. The way he plays the game and the way he works. I've heard nothing but great things from people who've played with him." – Rams QB Jared Goff

"Amazing guy. I was lucky enough to coach him in the Pro Bowl and you could see why he's been successful. He loves the game…he loves football and he's been blessed. He's got talent, he grew up with it with his dad being a coach and he kind of knows where everybody's at and keeps himself in good shape. He's fearless in there." – Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid

Take a look at the top photos of Philip Rivers through the bye week.

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