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With Rivers in Jacksonville, seventh baby could come at any time


Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and his wife, Tiffany, have six children.  Their seventh baby is due to be born at any time.

But Rivers and his team have traveled to Jacksonville for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.  That’s where Rivers is staying, even if the baby comes.

“Once in Jacksonville, I’m in Jacksonville,” Rivers said this week, via

So what will he do if the baby comes on Sunday?

“Facetime, I reckon,” Rivers said.

Rivers would be the second quarterback this year to miss the birth of a child; in Week Two, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco remained with his team as his wife was giving birth to their second child.

The decision is one that only the player and his family can make.  Some players have said they’ll miss a game if the baby comes; others have said they won’t.  There’s no right or wrong on this intensely personal decision, given that NFL teams play only 16 games per season.

In this case, once Rivers made the trip from California to Florida, the decision essentially was made.  Barring a long seventh labor, the chances of Rivers making it back in time would be slim.

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14 Responses to “With Rivers in Jacksonville, seventh baby could come at any time”
  1. boogymanoflamancha says: Oct 20, 2013 8:38 AM

    If only there was a way to time births so they might not interfere with the 16 days you really need to be at work…oh, wait

  2. johnnyjagfan says: Oct 20, 2013 8:40 AM

    After six I’m sure it’s a little different. If he’d of missed the first there probably wouldn’t have been a seventh! Seven? Wow.

  3. allaboutarrowhead says: Oct 20, 2013 8:49 AM

    Over population? 7 kids?

  4. fatguystrangler says: Oct 20, 2013 8:54 AM

    I’ve disliked Rivers since he’s tormented the Colts for years. But, congratulations to the Rivers family on the impending arrival. 7? That’s awesome, reminds me of my dad’s side.

  5. jpat2424 says: Oct 20, 2013 9:07 AM

    Guess he’s good at something else other then throwing touchdowns.

  6. goldensuneagle says: Oct 20, 2013 9:22 AM

    Didn’t know he had six, soon to be seven children. Guess we know what he does for his offseason workouts then.

  7. phinfan527 says: Oct 20, 2013 10:14 AM

    Can any of them play OL for Miami?!! Congrats!! Keep the Rivers flowing!!

  8. rezdawg says: Oct 20, 2013 10:16 AM

    Im just happy they were all with one woman…I was fearing a Shawn Kemp situation.

  9. qbcoach9 says: Oct 20, 2013 10:47 AM

    In 1950 sure..but in 2013 only crazy people and super poor people have 7 children. Guess which one Pip is.

  10. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Oct 20, 2013 11:18 AM

    Well if your going to have an off season hobby might as well be good at it.

  11. jacobslatter says: Oct 20, 2013 11:22 AM

    I didn’t know Rivers was from Utah.

  12. Ferdinand says: Oct 20, 2013 2:52 PM

    Dude, seriously. Condoms aren’t that complicated.

    To his credit though – he hasn’t done it with at least 5 different women which is the usual in pro sports.

  13. natelan says: Oct 20, 2013 4:00 PM


  14. soaringeagle13 says: Oct 20, 2013 10:57 PM

    I bet can remember all of his kids names…Cromartie couldn’t remember names and or how old all his kids were

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