Philip Rivers Colts Signing After Considering Retirement

Have you heard about the Philip Rivers Colts signing? After almost announcing retirement, Rivers has signed with the Colts.

The Indianapolis Colts and former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers came to terms on a one-year, $25 million contract last week, giving the team a veteran under center as they attempt to find their next quarterback of the future.

However, prior to his new deal with the Colts, Rivers said he contemplated retirement, but changed his mind after discussing it with his family.

“I think really where we settled in is I still love to play, certainly not coming off my best year [in 2019], but I know I still can play at a high level,” Rivers said. “… It was one of those deals where we said if there’s nothing else out there then that’ll be our answer. I don’t want to just try to hang on to play.

“The fact it ended up being with this organization, it made it that much more exciting to keep going,” he added.

Rivers, who started 224 straight games for the Chargers, threw for 59,271 yards and 397 touchdowns to go with eight Pro Bowl invitations in his career. He became the first player in league history to have five straight games with a passer rating of 120 in a single season in 2014.

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Philip Rivers Colts Signing

“Philip is one of the most decorated quarterbacks in the NFL and we are fortunate to add an experienced player of his caliber to our organization,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said in a statement.

“His familiarity with our coaching staff and offensive system in addition to his experience were attractive qualities during our evaluation process. Philip is a fierce competitor and his veteran leadership will be crucial in the continued development of our young roster.”

Even though he has committed to play one more season, Rivers didn’t say how long he intends to continue playing. How will the Philip Rivers Colts deal change the NFL? It won’t.

“I take it one year at a time,” he said. “If I feel good, I’ll keep going. I don’t want to get carried away. You won’t see me in the Tom Brady [age] range. I still feel like I can help a football team go win a championship.”

March 30, 2020 by : Posted in contract No Comments

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