SJ - January 20, 2021
Philip Rivers has played his last game in the NFL. The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the 39-year-old has decided to retire.
Rivers played 17 seasons in the league, 16 with the Chargers and one final season with the Colts. He's ready for his next career as a high school football coach.
The man whose good-natured hollering was as renowned as his highly unorthodox and highly effective throws is hanging up his helmet to put on a different hat.
Philip Rivers, who came to San Diego in a draft-day trade in 2004 and played quarterback for the Chargers all but his final season in the NFL, will announce his retirement today.
“It’s just time,” Rivers told the Union-Tribune late Tuesday night from his home in Indianapolis, where earlier this month he completed his only season with the Colts. “It’s just right.”
It's a sad day for NFL fans who loved to see Rivers continuously fall short of success. He edged on the field like no other. No wonder he has so many kids.
Farewell soon-to-be coach Rivers!