- A reunion with some acquainted faces in Indianapolis has veteran quarterback Philip Rivers enthusiastic about signing for the Colts.
Modified 22 Mar 2020, 04:30 IST
Philip Rivers thought of retirement however is assured he can nonetheless play at a excessive stage after signing a one-year deal to hitch the Indianapolis Colts.
Quarterback Rivers will likely be embarking on a brand new expertise with the Colts, having beforehand spent his total NFL profession with the Chargers, firstly in San Diego after which in Los Angeles.
The 38-year-old admitted he was not at his greatest within the 2019 season, when he threw 20 interceptions for a crew that missed out on the playoffs, resulting in him considering the concept of strolling away from the game.
However, Rivers retains the starvation to maintain on enjoying, including it “just all worked out” to reunite with Colts head coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, having beforehand worked with the pair on the Chargers.
“I believe actually the place we settled in is I nonetheless like to play, actually not coming off my greatest 12 months [in 2019], however I do know I nonetheless can play at a excessive stage,” the eight-time Pro Bowler instructed reporters on Saturday.
“It was a kind of offers the place we mentioned if there’s nothing else out there then that’ll be our reply. I do not wish to just attempt to cling on to play.”
He added: “I used to be nonetheless enthusiastic about enjoying and hoping to get one other alternative to proceed my profession and positively grateful that it is going to be with the Colts.
“It just all worked out. I’m just tremendous grateful the best way it worked out and excited to – once more – be part of it, as a result of we all know that is the last word crew recreation.”
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Rivers has not dominated out carrying on past his new contract – reportedly price $25million – however has no plans to comply with the lead set by Tom Brady, who will enjoying within the league at 43 after becoming a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free company.
“I do not suppose you will see me within the Tom Brady vary, however I’m excited and really feel like I can nonetheless assist a soccer crew go win a championship,” he mentioned.
Following Rivers’ arrival, and with Jacoby Brissett – final season’s beginning quarterback – nonetheless on the roster, the Colts have launched Brian Hoyer, who joined the crew final September.
Published 22 Mar 2020, 04:30 IST
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