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Chargers' Philip Rivers makes surprising trade related comments

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Philip Rivers' future was a huge talking point in the lead up to the 2015 NFL Draft, but don't think for one second now that the draft has been and gone that Rivers and the Chargers aren't continuing to make more bizarre headlines.

The five-time Pro Bowler ignited the flames last month when it was leaked that he said he doesn't want to go to Los Angeles should the Chargers franchise relocate there. These reports were followed up by reports that suggested the Chargers were thinking about trading away Rivers prior to the draft.

Of course, any trade away for Rivers has not transpired, and now San Diego are left with the reality of having a quarterback under center that isn't fully committed in the long-term.

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Denying involvement

In the midst of all of the speculation and rumors, Philip Rivers came out on Tuesday to try and dispel the notion that he wanted to be traded away from San Diego. In an exchange via text message with ESPN reporter Jim Trotter, the star quarterback reaffirmed his decision to let the team approach him with a contract extension, while he also claimed that he didn't start the talk about his future. 

“I not once, nor did Jimmy [Sexton, his agent], ever say anything about [wanting to be] traded. I don’t know what the story is," Rivers explained, according to ESPN.

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"I’m here. And glad that I am. I’m willing to listen to an extension. I am willing to play it out. What’s so wrong about that approach? I didn’t start anything. I’m under contract for 2015. How can I comment on my future beyond that?”

Confusing comments 

These comments from Rivers don't quite add up. It was the signal caller after all who did start all of the trade talk by stating that he was not going to sign an extension with the Chargers.

There is certainly never a dull day in San Diego that's for sure.

What do you make of Rivers' latest comments? Let us know in the comments section below.

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