Philip Rivers Retires After 17 Seasons
Philip Rivers is riding off into the sunset.
Philip Rivers’ statement to ESPN is dadgum tremendous: pic.twitter.com/30KaEFGy0X— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 20, 2021
The No. 4 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, Rivers has put together a Hall of Fame-worthy career despite never winning a championship. In 244 career games in 17 years, Rivers went 134-106, throwing for 63,440 yards and 421 touchdowns.
Several players from around the NFL praised Rivers on Twitter, including the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt.
I’ll never forget lining up for a play and Phil pointing to one of our linebackers and telling him he was lined up wrong based off the blitz we were about to run and being 100% correct about it haha.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 20, 2021
One of the smartest I’ve ever played against and a hell of a competitor. https://t.co/1AZxyvDafu
What's next for Rivers?
He'll be the head coach of the St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Alabama. And he'll surely be in demand as the next player-turned-broadcaster.
The Colts will now be looking for a new starting quarterback for the third straight season.
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