January 20, 2021
BY Lance Cartelli

Philip Rivers Retires After 17 Seasons

Philip Rivers is riding off into the sunset. 

The former Chargers and Colts quarterback has officially retired after 17 seasons in the NFL. 

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.

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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