Philip Rivers Considered Retirement Before Joining Colts
Philip Rivers considered retirement before ultimately joining the Indianapolis Colts this past week.
On Friday, the veteran announced that he was officially taking his talents to Indy following a break-up with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Speaking to the media, Rivers acknowledged that if the Colts deal had not felt so right to him, he likely would have hung up his cleats for good.
“I think really where we settled in is I still love to play, certainly not coming off my best year [in 2019], but I know I still can play at a high level,” Rivers said.
“It was one of those deals where we said if there’s nothing else out there then that’ll be our answer. I don’t want to just try to hang on to play.
“The fact it ended up being with this organization, it made it that much more exciting to keep going.”
Prior to these most recent comments, there was some talk of Rivers possibly landing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Carolina Panthers. Over the past week, the latter team came to terms with former New Orleans Saints backup Teddy Bridgewater, while the former signed former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to a two-year deal.