Usually when you are a quarterback in San Diego, which usually shows ‘Sunny” as a weather forecast everyday, you don’t have the need for gloves unlike some that actually play in cold weather. In recent talks with Tom Krasovic of the UT San Diego, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says there is a “good chance” he will be sporting gloves this season, at least for the opener against the Texans, after having success with them on late last season.
Rivers, however, does say he won’t hesitate to take them off if the gloves aren’t working.
“But,” he said, “there’s always that chance they’ll get ripped off and thrown to the sideline. You don’t have to pick one or the other.”
Rivers when asked if there is anyone who made him want to start wearing the gloves.
I don’t know if there’s any one guy that necessarily made me want to try it.” Rivers said. “Most notable is (Kurt) Warner, who wore them inside the dome in Arizona. I don’t know if there’s anything to it. It was going to be cold. I tried it out; we did all right.”
Rivers can claim he has had success with the gloves. He has thrown 5 touchdowns versus 0 interceptions in games he has worn the gloves which goes against his trend of leading the league in turnovers the past 3 years.
This coming year will be an important one for Rivers if he wants to remain the starting quarterback for the Chargers and if he thinks gloves will help him hold onto the ball better, then by all means Rivers wear your gloves.