Philip Rivers To Indianapolis Colts A Done Deal?
Is Philip Rivers to the Indianapolis Colts a done deal?
On Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Chargers announced that the organization and Rivers were parting ways.
After sixteen years together, it was time for a change for all involved.
Although Rivers is coming off something of a rough year, posting only 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions, he is still a very talented passer.
Just one year earlier, in 2018, Rivers threw for 32 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and 4,308 yards.
Thus far, the two teams linked most closely to Rivers are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers.
Rivers is said to be particularly interested in the Panthers, given his ties to the area, but the prospect of working with head coach Bruce Arians is also appealing.
Be interesting to see who winds up with Rivers, Colts or Bucs.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 10, 2020
One other team that may be a dark horse to acquire Rivers is the Colts.
According to NFL insider Benjamin Allbright, Indianapolis has officially been linked to Rivers as a potential suitor in some capacity.
“Be interesting to see who winds up with Rivers, Colts or Bucs,” he tweeted out.
Colts brass has made it no secret that they are not too fond of Jacoby Brissett, despite the 27-year-old being on reasonable contract and doing an admirable job of filling in for Andrew Luck last year.
Although Rivers’ touchdown to interception totals were not great, he did still throw for 4,615 yards. That is nothing to scoff at, particularly given how discombobulated the offensive gameplan was in Los Angeles last year.
Under a genuinely good coach like Bruce Arians or Frank Reich, there is no reason to think that Rivers could have a return to 2018 form.
Will the Colts ultimately be able to lure Rivers to town? Maybe. But they will have to come with a strong offer, because Tampa Bay and Carolina are unlikely to let him slip through their fingers without a fight.