QB - IND - OUT
Colts QB Philip Rivers has decided to officially retire after 17 seasons in the NFL.
Rivers’ retirement comes after one year as the Colts’ quarterback, leading them to an 11-5 record with a playoff berth. The former 2004 4th-overall draft pick out of North Carolina State spent his first 16 seasons in San Diego/Los Angeles as a member of the Chargers organization. He finishes his career throwing for 63,440 yards, 421 touchdowns, and 209 interceptions. As of this time, Jacob Eason remains the only quarterback on the Colts’ roster under contract heading into the 2021 season. Indianapolis could also decide to bring in a quarterback via free agency or trade. Both Matthew Stafford and Carson Wentz have been two names thrown around due to a variety of reasons.
Colts GM Chris Ballard says he plans to meet with QB Philip Rivers in "about a month."
"Do I think Philip can still play? Absolutely. He's going to take some time, and we're going to take some time. We'll meet again in about a month," Ballard said. This comes after the two sides met for about an hour earlier this week. The 39-year-old Rivers was effective behind Indy's strong offensive line this season, and the Colts don't have an in-house option waiting in the wings. Our guess is they ultimately bring Rivers back on a one-year deal, but we'll know more within the coming months.
Philip Rivers completed 27 of 46 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round loss to the Bills. He also threw a two-point conversion and rushed once for minus-1 yard.
Rivers came up short on Saturday as he led a comeback with the Colts down by 10 points in the fourth quarter. The veteran QB had a solid year in his first season with the Colts and should be back with the team unless he decided to retire.
Philip Rivers completed 17 of 27 passes for 164 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Colts' 28-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also netted minus-2 yards on two rushes.
Rivers had a quiet day on Sunday but did enough to get the Colts into the playoffs. The veteran QB finishes the regular season with 4,168 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 7.7 yards per attempt and should be back for another year with the team.
Philip Rivers was 22-for-35 for 270 passing yards with a touchdown and an interception on Sunday as the Colts lost to the Steelers by a 28-24 score in Week 16 action.
Rivers also lost a fumble on Sunday. The veteran QB continues to be bothered by a toe injury that caused him to miss practice time going into the game but expect him to be ready in Week 17 when the Colts face the Jaguars.