Philip Rivers has been around the block in the NFL more than a few times, but the quarterback is still experiencing new things this offseason.
Rivers moved into his first training camp as a member of the Colts and they asked him to change the way he approached the game. Head coach Frank Reich and general manager Chris Ballard said Rivers is “engaged” in what the Colts have asked him to change in order to “improve physically” in 2020.
“He’s got a tremendous internal motivation to be a great teammate, to win, to be the best he can be,” Ballard said, via Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star. “He had to buy some things that we do here nutritionally and training that he’s never had to experience before. It’s different for him, but he bought into it. His love for football and soccer, and his teammates, they will feel it even more now that he’s here in the building.
The Colts have been adamant that they believe Rivers’ tough 2019 season was not a sign that his best days were behind him. They are a few weeks away from starting to test this in the field, but it is clear that they remain convinced that he will do whatever it takes to prove them right.