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The Chargers move from San Diego to Los Angeles last year always seemed a strange one.

Whilst it makes perfect financial sense, the lack of an established fanbase in the area certainly raised questions as to why a deal couldn't be struck to keep the franchise in it's spiritual home.

The Rams moving back into town only exacerbated the fanbase issue, and it seems it wasn't just the fans who have been hesitant to embrace the move up the West coast.

Veteran Chargers quarterback, and longtime franchise leader, Philip Rivers is still yet to move his family from their home in San Diego.

That despite his commute to the team facility taking over an hour each way every single day.

But, that doesn't mean the seven time Pro Bowler is letting that time go to waste.

Instead, last year he turned his car into a fully fledged film study zone to make his journey to and from work into a productive time.

Rivers spent around $200,000 on an SUV kitted out with recliners and a frankly huge screen for a car so he could spend his time working before he even gets into the building each morning.

And, the Chargers signal caller clearly thought the time was well spent as he's doing the same thing entering the 2018 season.

“Worked great last year,” Rivers told Peter King for Football Morning in America. “It averaged about an hour and six minutes in the morning. Maybe 90 minutes at night, you know, when there was more traffic. But that’s okay. Just popped in third-down or red-zone [tape to analyze], and I’m good to go.”

It's actually a great place to conduct film study; it's comfortable, solitary and mostly quiet, and as it works so well for one of the best QB's in the league maybe more guys with longer commutes should start doing it.

Of course not everybody has the funds to splash $200k on a specialised vehicle of the kind, but it sure is a decent idea.

Rivers and co will be looking to make a serious Super Bowl push in 2018, with one of the deepest rosters in the NFL and elite players on both sides of the ball.

They're certainly the favourites in the AFC West, and if Rivers continues to produce on the high level he's done for the past decade or so they'll have a great chance to make a deep playoff run.

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