Philip Rivers drew a standing ovation at the San Diego Hall of Champions dinner on Tuesday night, telling the audience, "I hope that you can always see me as [a San Diego Charger]."
The Chargers are relocating from San Diego to Los Angeles.
"It really was special over the last decade," Rivers, 35, said. "The only regret I have is not winning it all while we were here. It's something we always wanted to do and get done for this community and for our team."
"It has been very special to be a San Diego Charger," he continued. "And I hope that you can always see me as that.
"I know it'll be different, but just know that ... I'll play like crazy and fight like crazy, as a Los Angeles Charger, just like I did for you guys. And I know y'all can respect and understand that. But I hope you also know that I will always be playing for San Diego as well."
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Rivers said he took into account the team's potential move to Los Angeles when he decided in 2015 to sign a contract extension through 2019.