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Chargers’ QB Philip Rivers disappointed that stadium measure failed

October 13, 2016 - San Diego, CA, USA - San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers argues a call in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 (Photo by K.C. Alfred/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
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The Chargers put Measure C on the ballot to ask for a new stadium, and QB Philip Rivers was hoping it would pass. It did not come close. The team now has no solid plan in place to stay in San Diego and could end up moving if someone else will build them a stadium.

Of the failed measure, Rivers said:

“As you can imagine we’re all disappointed. We certainly were hoping for better than that. Like we’ve always said, especially where we are in the midst of a season, we can’t get too caught up in it and what it all exactly means. Just try to do our part and find a way to beat the Dolphins and get to 5-5 before the bye…Vice versa, the love from the team to the city and the city to the team have been awesome over the last 55 years and the last 13 I’ve been here. I can’t see us not here. As you all know, I’m always optimistic in every situation.”

Not only is he optimistic that they’ll stay, but he threatened retirement in the past when the move was mentioned. He said he loved the city and didn’t want to force his family to move, so he might just be done playing if the team went to LA. He signed a big contract extension since then, so it’s unclear if he still feels that way, but it’s something the team must consider.

Owner Dean Spanos has said they won’t make a hasty decision and probably won’t determine anything until after the year.

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