COSTA MESA, Calif. — With training camp to begin for the Los Angeles Chargers at the end of July at Jack Hammett Sports Complex for the first time in team history, quarterback Philip Rivers will have to adjust to new surroundings.
However, the longtime quarterback for the Chargers said he’s embracing the change of scenery.
“There’s still a little bit of that unknown,” Rivers recently said during a conversation with Rich Eisen of the NFL Network. “We’re about to report to training camp here in over two weeks, and I’m not sure where. I’ve never laid eyes on it.
“So there’s just a lot of unknowns at this point — our new facility and all of those things — that we’re still adjusting to, but hopefully by training camp and when September rolls around we’ll be nice and settled in.”
Rookies and veterans for the Chargers are to report for training camp on July 29, with the team’s first practice on July 30.
During the team’s relocation effort, Rivers remained loyal and respectful to fans in San Diego who supported his family during his 13 years in that city.
However, Rivers also acknowledged that he looks forward to the new challenge of winning new fans in Los Angeles.
“I really am excited about embracing this chapter, both from an organizational standpoint and then personally in my career,” he said. “It’s a new market and new fan base. I do think over time, at least it seems like more and more of the fans that we’ve had that are in San Diego are kind of getting more and more warmed up and…
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