Quarterback Philip Rivers has signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. The deal keeps Rivers with the Colts through the 2020 season and is worth approximately $25 million. Rivers has been with the Los Angeles Chargers for his entire 16-year career since being drafted in 2004.
The #Colts get their deal done, agreeing to terms with QB Philip Rivers, source said. He gets roughly $25M. The bolo lands in Indy, while Indy continues its restocking with big pieces on both sides of the ball.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Philip Rivers Signs With Indianapolis Colts
Philip Rivers is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career. He threw for 4,615 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions. The latter number was third worst in the league. He and the Chargers finished 5-11. However, his passing yards were his highest since 2015 and good for fourth best in the league.
Rivers played high school football in Athens, Alabama before playing college football at NC State. He was drafted fourth overall in the 2004 Draft. While the New York Giants were the ones who selected him, he was immediately swapped to the Chargers for Eli Manning, who had been taken first overall. He initially spent the first two years of his career behind incumbent starter Drew Brees.
Rivers became the starter for the Chargers in 2006, and since then has never missed a start and has the second most consecutive regular season starts by a quarterback in NFL history. He has made the Pro Bowl in 2006, 2009-2011, 2013, and 2016-2018.
He was the passing yardage leader in 2010 (4,710) and the passing touchdown leader in 2008 (34). While he has not made the Super Bowl, he did play in an AFC Championship game in the 2007 postseason, where he famously played with a torn ACL. After a tough 2012 season, he also became the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2013.
Rivers currently has 59,271 passing yards, 397 touchdowns, and 198 interceptions. His 397 touchdowns are good for sixth all time. In 11 postseason games, he’s passed for 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His most recent postseason appearance was in 2018, when he and the Chargers got a Wildcard win over the Baltimore Ravens but then lost in the Divisional Round to the New England Patriots.
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