Quarterback Philip Rivers’ career in the NFL may not be over. The man who announced his retirement last January hinted that he would not necessarily say no to a team that asked him to put on his helmet and shoulder pads at the end of the season.
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“I’m just going to be ready,” Rivers said in an interview with the daily. Los Angeles Times. However, I want to be clear: I am not predicting that I will play in December or January. First, someone has to want me. Second, it must be good for me.”
“But I haven’t completely ruled out a return to competition,” he continued.
Drafted fourth overall in the 2004 auction, Rivers played 17 seasons in the NFL. He mainly played for the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers, then ended his career with the Indianapolis Colts in 2020.
Indiana training would be a logical destination for the 39-year-old athlete, who lost the services of Carson Wentz for a period of 5 to 12 weeks. The Colts need help quickly, though, which doesn’t seem to be in Rivers’ plans.
In career, the University of North Carolina product has completed 64.9% of his passes for 63,440 yards and 421 touchdowns. Rivers ranks fifth in NFL history in both categories.