You got a source? Because unless you watch practice, there's nothing Rivers has done to conclude that he's just not very good.
You rarely ever read anything positive on him. Watching practice videos nothing ever stands out about him. He was a marginal prospect out of high school the Alabama schools didn't want. He has QB pedigree and great size, but beyond that, there's not a great skillset there. What does he do that's so good?
Matter of fact, going into the Spring, the coaches were saying he had fantastic NCG practices and he was moving along like he should be.
Seriously? They sunshine pump about everything.
What's the knock on Rivers and why would freshmen QB's come in and be able to knock him down the depth chart when they don't even know the playbook etc etc?
That's why I said not only through spring but also fall. Rivers absolutely has the learning curve edge going into his 2nd spring and 3rd fall practice sets but do you think he's more talented than Jennings or Rettig? I really dont (and many others see that as well) and think they can show him up early on...the hardest part the young guys will have to overcome is their lack of any chemistry or knowledge to start with, but things like that can change once the season starts coming up.
I think the only way Rivers holds onto the 2nd string job all through next year is 1. Mett doesnt get hurt for an extended period of time and 2. Neither freshman can pickup the playbook at all. Which is likely can happen, but I think either freshman has a great shot of taking the job away from him eventually. Most folks dont see Rivers as our next starting QB, they see Jennings or Rettig being that guy.