Philip Rivers was brought to near tears following Los Angeles’ 31-21 loss to the Kansas City after their season finale. He was in the midst of discussing the totality of his career, possibly knowing that was his last game played with the franchise.
“I think I can say I gave it everything I had… doing it with so many guys over 14 years,” Rivers reflected. “And going to the locker room, win or lose and I could say, “Dadgum it, we fell short,’ or we won. I couldn’t have tried any harder.”
Rivers, who is a free agent this offseason, stated that retirement is not an option and that he would consider playing for a team other than Los Angeles.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Indianapolis Colts could be a possible destination for the veteran quarterback. His report states he’s been hearing chatter around the league that the Colts could be in play for Rivers, given how last season ended up with Andrew Luck retiring and Jacoby Brissett not exactly being the answer they need.
“Speaking of Rivers, keep hearing chatter about him ending up with the Colts. Would make a lot of sense, actually, and playing in a dome at this stage of his career would only help. I have reservations about how much he has left, and the decision making coupled with the declining arm strength could be an issue anywhere he plays. But if Andrew Luck stays retired, Rivers might be worth a look there. I expect the Colts to be movers and shakers on the trade and free agency front, as well, looking to add more sizzle to the roster, though the draft remains their lifeblood …”
Rivers has played his entire career with the Chargers, making eight Pro Bowls, throwing for more than 4,500 yards five times, going 123-101 as a starter and 5-6 in the playoffs.