BREAKING: Philip Rivers Announces His Retirement From The NFL

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Philip Rivers career in the NFL is officially over.

On Wednesday, the longtime QB announced hsi plans to walk away from the game he loves after one season with the Colts.

“It’s just time,” Rivers told the Union-Tribune late Tuesday night from his home in Indianapolis, where earlier this month he completed his only season with the Colts. “It’s just right.”

“I can sit here and say, ‘I can still throw it. I love to play,’ ” Rivers said. “But that’s always going to be there. I’m excited to go coach high school football.”

“What has helped me come to this (decision) is the growing desire to coach high school football,” he said. “That’s what I’ve always wanted to do. It’s been growing. I can’t wait.”

Rivers played 16 years for Chargers, final season for Colts.