Philip Rivers Appears To Threaten Retirement If The Colts Don’t Get Into The Playoffs

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It appears that Philip Rivers is actually thinking about hanging up his cleats for good. The 39-year-old is clearly not what he once was at quarterback, so with the final regular season game coming up, the eight-time Pro Bowler revealed his mindset for Week 17.

Rivers did admit that Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars could be the final one of his prolific career if the team does not get into the postseason.

“It did cross my mind,” Rivers said. “If things don’t go the way you want this weekend, it could be… I guess it’s healthy to have that thought because we’re not guaranteed anything going forward.”

As crazy as it seems, the Colts could actually finish 11-5 and still miss the playoffs.

They need to defeat the Jags and then hope either the Browns, Dolphins or Ravens lose their Week 17 game. Baltimore will take on Cincinnati, Miami will meet Buffalo in an AFC East showdown, and Cleveland will host Pittsburgh in its final regular season game.