- Bill Barnwell
They chose Rivers, although that had a fair amount to do with Rivers' middling trade value (he had thrown 30 NFL passes at that point) and the torn labrum that Brees suffered at the end of the 2005 season.
As the 2009 season moves into Week 6, a careful examination of the facts can tell us whether the Chargers actually made the right move.
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