Orlando Franklin: Philip Rivers more approachable than Peyton Manning
San Diego Chargers offensive lineman Orlando Franklin said, while making an appearance on NBC Sports Network’s ‘Pro Football Talk Live’, that Philip Rivers is a more “approachable” quarterback than Peyton Manning.
Franklin spent the past four years with the Denver Broncos and has played with Manning the past three seasons. He joined the Chargers this offseason as a free agent.
“One thing I noticed immediately when I got here is that Philip Rivers is definitely more approachable than Peyton,” Franklin said. “I don’t know if it was because I was a lot younger being that I met Peyton in my second season and now meeting Phillip going into my fifth season but definitely I will say Phillip is more approachable than Peyton.”
Putting aside the fact that there was no way Franklin was going to make his current quarterback look worse than his former quarterback, it’s really not too difficult to believe what Franklin had to say.
While it’s no secret in NFL circles that Manning can be difficult, as he’s often regarded as a control freak. But Rivers isn’t known for being a social darling with his teammates. His argumentative nature – even with teammates – have led many to label him as a bit of a jerk.
But for now Franklin doesn’t seem to mind Rivers’ abrasive attitude. But we’ll see how he feels if he’s ever on the receiving end of his new quarterback’s tirade’s.