On Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts placed quarterback Carson Wentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list. What makes things worse is that he is unvaccinated, so he has to miss Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
According to Zak Keefer of The Athletic, the Colts have discussed bringing back a familiar face.
“Colts need to call Philip Rivers,” Keefer wrote on Twitter. “Have heard it’s being discussed.”
Back in August, Rivers admit that he hasn’t completely ruled out a return to the NFL.
“I’m not predicting I will play in December or January, for that matter,” Rivers said. “One, you’ve got to have somebody who wants you, and two, it’s got to be right. But I have not completely ruled that out.”
Wentz would be eligible to return prior to the team’s Week 18 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The news comes as the Colts are fighting for a playoff spot in the AFC. At 9-6, the team sits in the fifth postseason spot in the AFC with two games remaining.
In his final season in the NFL, Rivers had 4,169 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.