Jimmy Sexton, the agent for quarterback Philip Rivers, responded to Chargers general manager A.J. Smith's press release stating that the team had broken off contract talks with the No. 4 overall pick. Sexton called Smith's claim that the team had offered the quarterback a deal worth more than that of No. 2 pick Robert Gallery and No. 3 pick Larry Fitzgerald an "absolute untruth," according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Sexton claims that the team is misleading the public and the media by including in their estimation a $22.5 million performance bonus that has never been reached in the history of the league—a Pro Bowl appearance and a Super Bowl title in each of Rivers' first six seasons. How about another $5 million for discovering the cure for cancer? $10 million for finding life on other planets? $15 million for world peace? This could get worse before it gets better.