Rivers Gone From Chargers, XFL Debut But Kaepernick Too Expensive

Betsy Berns
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@BetsyBerns

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


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The Los Angeles Chargers officially “mutually parted ways” with quarterback Philip Rivers. No word yet on where he’ll end up, but Rivers recently moved his large family to Florida, so it appears the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the odds-on favorite. The 38-year old Rivers said that wherever he ends up, he’ll play for a maximum of 2 years. 

The NFL season is over, but the newly revised XFL had its officially debut last weekend. The new League markets itself as  “fan-first, ultra-accessible, and true to the game”. The League consists of 8 teams playing in a ten-week regular season and two-week postseason. You’ll see some recognizable names on the field of players who for various reasons haven’t been able to find a spot in the NFL.  The one player you won’t see, however, is Colin Kaepernick. According to the Commissioner Oliver Luck when asked about Kaepernick , “I’m saying that we spoke with his representative, and the salary requirements that were broached in that conversation were exorbitant and certainly out of our range.”