Poll shows Rivers a shaky option

I have been meaning to get to the poll results on the site from earlier this month on Charger QB Philip Rivers, and before I forget, let me chime in on the findings.

First up, here’s the question, in case you forgot:

Would you still draft Rivers in the 4th or 5th round right now given the Vincent Jackson situation?

And from over 2000 votes, here are the responses:

Yes, he’s an excellent player 49% (1073)

No, the situation is too scary 28% (618)

I might consider it 23% (511)

So basically, 50% of the voters would not draft him or would only consider drafting him. I guess “consider” is a broad word, but 50% of the respondents having serious concerns is quite a precipitous fall for Rivers, who would have likely commanded a 95% positive vote had he not had this issue with WR Vincent Jackson and LT Marcus McNeil.

I asked Greg Cosell for his opinion about the Rivers situation on the radio yesterday and he expressed some serious concerns over the potential loss of Jackson. Not only does Rivers lose a major playmaker and security blanket in Jackson – who is both a downfield threat and a huge, physical target – it could [...]

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