Chargers May Tag Philip Rivers, Colts And Retirement Also Options

Philip Rivers‘ future is very much up in the air. There have been indications that Rivers could be headed for a split with the Chargers, although that certainly isn’t definite. To that end, Los Angeles hasn’t “firmly decided” what they’re going to do with Rivers, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter video link). 

Rapoport reports that the Chargers are still mulling using their franchise tag on Rivers. If they do decide to move on, Rapoport says not to be surprised if the Colts emerge as a landing spot. Rivers has plenty of connections to Indy, as head coach Frank Reich used to be his offensive coordinator in San Diego and he also played under Colts OC Nick Sirianni. We’ve also heard that Bruce Arians and the Buccaneers could be interested in Rivers’ services.

Interestingly, Rapoport says that retirement is still an option for Rivers if his market isn’t too hot, which is new. Rivers said immediately after the season ended that he had no plans to retire. Rapoport’s NFL Network colleague Mike Garafolo said in the same clip that he had also heard retirement is still on the table.

Rivers had a down 2019 due to a lot of turnovers, but the year before he was one of the best passers in the league. He led the Chargers to a 12-4 record that year while tossing 32 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions, averaging a robust 8.5 yards per attempt.

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  1. nentwigs

    When asked about the possibility of her husband, Phillip Rivers, retiring from football and just hanging up around the house for a while, his wife, Tiffany, birth mother to all of the couple’s NINE children reportedly replied,
    ” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!”

    • nentwigs

      I don’t believe that it is irrelevant to point out that in today’s society, regardless of your income level and spiritual beliefs, that it is socially irresponsible to bring NINE children into the world.
      To Phillip Rivers credit, all the children came from one mother and that mother was his wife. That’s more than can be said about some professional athletes that appear in the headlines.

    • nentwigs

      Phillip Rivers is reportedly mulling over a career opportunity received from an expanding Florida educational institution. According to the rumor mill he has been offered a faculty position as well as the position of Athletic Director at the RIVERS SCHOOL.

  2. Tazza

    Chargers should just let him go and draft Justin Herbert. They have a nice team and I actually think Herbert is an upgrade

  3. How about keeping him and drafting a qb? Everyone wants to just trash their experiences started and throw in a new qb like it’s that easy. Imagine if Winston had a mentor how much better he could be if he was taught to reel it in a little. Worked for Rodgers. Now yes, the Chargers should have thought about this a year or two ago and had someone ready but instead of just letting that knowledge go for free, bring him back and let him bridge a new qb.

  4. hoosierhysteria

    ABC – Anywhere But Chargers. We are done with interceptions in the end zone. He is not coachable anymore. Not worth $ he expects….spend on OL.

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