Philip Rivers is a team player.
The San Diego Chargers quarterback helped the team free up some salary cap space by restructuring his contract Wednesday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Michael Gehlken.
The Chargers transferred $6 million of Rivers’ $16.5 million salary this season into a bonus. In doing so, the Chargers saved $4.5 million in cap space for the 2016 season.
Rivers, 34, is entering his 13th season in the NFL and his 11th season as San Diego’s starter. Rivers threw for a career-high 4,792 yards and 29 touchdowns last season.