Report: Colts have interest in Philip Rivers

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Melvin Gordon has said he thinks Philip Rivers will go to the Colts, and he’s not alone in that opinion. It makes too much sense with the Colts admitting all options are on the table at quarterback, and Frank Reich and Nick Sirianni having worked with Rivers in the past.

Indeed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Wednesday that the Colts are interested in Rivers.

Brissett, 27, went 7-8 as the starter of the Colts last season after Andrew Luck’s unexpected retirement. He threw 18 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Brissett signed a one-year extension through 2020 last September, and “the jury’s still out” on his career, Colts General Manager Chris Ballard conceded last month.

Rivers, 38, is leaving the Chargers after 16 seasons, 59,271 yards and 397 touchdowns. His 23 touchdowns last season were his fewest since 2007 and his 88.5 passer rating was his second-worst since 2007.

But Rivers could give the Colts a better chance to win now than Brissett.

29 responses to “Report: Colts have interest in Philip Rivers

  1. Brissett signed a one-year extension through 2020 last September, and “the jury’s still out” on his career, Colts General Manager Chris Ballard conceded last month.

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    If the Jury is still out after he’s been with the Colts for 3 years and was the starting QB for 2 of them, then he’s not your QB.

  2. He may do better there with Reich, but who knows he didn’t really look that great last year. But would be a good place for him, play in the dome too, with a good offensive coach and supporting cast. Probably at least a slight upgrade, and trade Brissett for a good draft pick or player.

  3. So many of last years INT’s were from a congested pocket with a hand in his face because the GM has refused for years to build a quality NFL OL. The Colts OL and run game would be a tremendous upgrade from the Chargers. I bet with that we could see the 2018 version of Rivers. Just keep him upright. He’s still a good QB.

  4. Too bad he didn’t do this last contract. His window might well be closed now. But a dome and a decent OL might turn him around if he’s not too old already. Hope so as I think he has been a top QB but got dissed because San Diego didn’t do well in playoffs. Which is BS in a team sport like football. Love how he throws the ball downfield rather than dinking it.

  5. The weak OL of the “LA’ Chargers was the reason Rivers had an off year. Their OL couldn’t open holes a or protect Rivers. hope it works for him with the Colts.

  6. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? The Colts need to fire the GM if his best plan is a 2 year plan. They need a superstar QB with time to spend on the roster. Phillip Rivers has been a washout for years, and the Colts need to realize that if they gave Rivers a deal, they are going to be right back here when rivers exits. Unstable plan. As a Colts fan, we need a 5 year guy to build around. #JimIrsayHireMe

  7. Kick the tires, then pass. Only way this makes any sense is to draft someone like Jordan Love, and want to sit him for a year. Otherwise, stick with Jacoby for another year.

  8. I this would be a nice fit for both the Colts and Rivers. It would be an interesting fit. Old Man Rivers knows how to read pass defenses and he’s going to be a good fit.

  9. Colts did this before. Everyone forgets that 2-14 year started with taking an aging veteran (Kerry Collins) and feeding him to their non existent O-line offense to where all that off season wheeling and dealing meant nothing because they still ended up having to start Curtis Painter most of the season.

    This is the team after all that traded Marshall Faulk because they thought Ricky Williams was better so it doesn’t surprise me in the least that they’re throwing Jacoby Brissett under the bus because Chris Ballards free agent goodwill shopping of easily injured offensive bench warmers and their 98 year old kicker under performed.

    Now who’s going to sign Brissett for him to become a Hall of Famer? My pick is the Patriots taking him back. Seems like a very Bellichick thing to do.

  10. He didn’t look good last year but…the guy is one year removed from a playoff season And playoff road win. Indy has a great offensive line. And rivers hasn’t played a home game in 3years. It will be a great landing spot for him.

  11. “But Rivers could give the Colts a better chance to win now than Brissett.”

    What makes you say that? Serious, has Rivers won anything? Anything? Two more years of watching his throwing mechanics like a shot-putter is an eyesore. Stick with Brissett and allow him a full offseason workout and let it rip. And then decide the future. Rivers ain’t it.

  12. mrfrostyj says:
    February 27, 2020 at 8:38 am
    Colts did this before. Everyone forgets that 2-14 year started with taking an aging veteran (Kerry Collins) and feeding him to their non existent O-line offense to where all that off season wheeling and dealing meant nothing because they still ended up having to start Curtis Painter most of the season.

    This is the team after all that traded Marshall Faulk because they thought Ricky Williams was better so it doesn’t surprise me in the least that they’re throwing Jacoby Brissett under the bus because Chris Ballards free agent goodwill shopping of easily injured offensive bench warmers and their 98 year old kicker under performed.

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    They traded Faulk because he was demanding too much money. Not sure what you are talking about with Ricky Williams, they traded Faulk and drafted Hall of Famer Edgerin James and passed on Ricky Williams. It’s an irrelevant argument anyway, it’s not the same GM.

  13. buckdaddy24 says:
    February 27, 2020 at 11:11 am
    Andy Dalton is a far better option at this point than Rivers. Draft a QB and use Dalton as a bridge.
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    Uhhhhh…

  14. They traded Faulk because he was demanding too much money. Not sure what you are talking about with Ricky Williams, they traded Faulk and drafted Hall of Famer Edgerin James and passed on Ricky Williams. It’s an irrelevant argument anyway, it’s not the same GM.

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    Read Polians book. He admits the Colts cheapscated Faulk and he had earned every dime of what he was asking for and they even gave the guy a Superbowl ring because they knew they were wrong. It also talks about Williams being the guy they originally wanted but only chose James because of some character issues that came out just before the draft.

  15. “But a dome and a decent OL might turn him around if he’s not too old already.”

    The dome comments I see on here crack me up.

    Stop acting like San Diego and LA are some sort of frozen tundra to play your home games on.

    Lolz

  16. His signature win was in the playoff at Indy. Rivers really set the table for Billy Volek to close them out.

  17. @nfl4dummies says:
    February 26, 2020 at 6:34 pm
    So many of last years INT’s were from a congested pocket with a hand in his face because the GM has refused for years to build a quality NFL OL. The Colts OL and run game would be a tremendous upgrade from the Chargers. I bet with that we could see the 2018 version of Rivers. Just keep him upright. He’s still a good QB.
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    Quit making excuses for Rivers. He’s been mediocre the majority of his career. People talk about other QBs and ask WHAT HAS HE WON? Ask the same about Rivers….he’s won nothing. So let Indy find out how he holds up against pass rush of Jags, Texans and Titans for 6 games. Face it folks, he’s just not that good.

  18. mrfrostyj says:
    February 27, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Read Polians book. He admits the Colts cheapscated Faulk and he had earned every dime of what he was asking for and they even gave the guy a Superbowl ring because they knew they were wrong. It also talks about Williams being the guy they originally wanted but only chose James because of some character issues that came out just before the draft.
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    No one doubts Faulk earned his money, but faced with the decision to pay him or draft either James, it wasn’t a bad decision. They did not give Faulk a ring. They gave Edgerin one because they decided they would be better off with Adai and Rhodes for a much lower cap hit. They thought Edgerin’s contributions over the years contributed to their SB win.

  19. These Rivers to Indy rumors don’t have me worried. The Brady to Tenn. rumors however……

    Rivers was THE reason the bolts lost most of their games last year. The clots aren’t that much of a better roster. I think this would be a mistake by Indy. If you don’t like Brissett long term, make him your stop-gap guy and draft a dude this year. If you feel you have a window to win-now, Cam is probably a better veteran to target. Or Tannehill, if Brady does indeed land in TN.

    Whatever though. As a Jags fan I’d feel a lot better about the clots hitching their hopes to Rivers. Personally I just think he’s kinda done.

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