Philip Rivers: Thought this could be last game has crossed my mind

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Colts quarterback Philip Rivers expects to be doing some scoreboard watching this weekend as the Colts need a win and help in order to make it into the playoffs.

After making that admission, Rivers made another one about what the results of Sunday’s games could mean for his career. Rivers is on a one-year contract with the Colts and the 39-year-old acknowledged that he has thought about the fact that Sunday’s game could be his last one.

“It did cross my mind. If things don’t go the way you want this weekend, it could be . . . I guess it’s healthy to have that thought because we’re not guaranteed anything going forward,” Rivers said, via Stephen Holder of TheAthletic.com.

There’s no sign that Rivers plans for this to be his last hurrah and Colts head coach Frank Reich said before the season that he expects Rivers to spend multiple years with the Colts before reiterating that feeling this month. That suggests this isn’t likely to be Rivers’ final spin, but final answers on that front won’t come for a little while.

19 responses to “Philip Rivers: Thought this could be last game has crossed my mind

  1. This is why I have always admired Rivers. He’s an honest man. A reporter in Detroit asked Stafford if he had thought about Sunday’s game vs the Vikes possibly being his last game as a Lion and instead of giving a heart felt answer to a loyal fan base, he gave the old “Uuuummm just focused on the Vikings.” answer. Blah.

  2. bum65 says:
    December 30, 2020 at 1:37 pm
    A quarterback that can’t move will only take a team so far.
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    Tom Brady is on line 1 for you.

  3. I could see him back next year as a mentor for a youngster that they draft. Will be some similar, cheaper QBs on market too (Mariota, Fitz, Foles) and some other questionable options (Wentz, Trubisky, Jimmy G, Minshew, Darnold?, Lock?, Haskins?).

  4. Nice guy, but no HOFer he played a long time, compiled stats and never won anything. No MVPs, no playoffs annually and ranked behind many better quarterbacks in his era

  5. jdubkc says:
    December 30, 2020 at 1:54 pm
    Losing to the Chiefs backups is the prefect way to go out for Cry Me a Rivers
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    Hell… Chargers.. Colts.. cant keep them strait.

  6. Definitely one of the more underrated quarterbacks of all time. I hope he gets into the playoffs and the Ravens lose to the Bengals somehow.

  7. He’s been a great player. Pretty good season with Indy. 24 TDs / 10 Int / 98.0 QB Rating.

  8. He has at least two good years left. If the Colts pass than there is a rumpled hoodie in Foxboro that might consider him as a transitional QB if they draft a potential next year. Newton has been a great teammate and pro but unfortunately he has nothing left in the tank.

  9. patsfan1818 says:
    December 30, 2020 at 5:30 pm
    Definitely one of the more underrated quarterbacks of all time. I hope he gets into the playoffs and the Ravens lose to the Bengals somehow

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    Umm UNDERrated???? Ive always thought he was one of the most OVERrated qbs ever!

  10. Rivers has quietly put up hall of fame numbers and just never quite had the drive and/or cast to get him to the promised land. This year appears to be no different but I wish the man the best of luck.

  11. evildave says:
    December 30, 2020 at 3:12 pm
    bum65 says:
    December 30, 2020 at 1:37 pm
    A quarterback that can’t move will only take a team so far.
    ——————————————————–
    Tom Brady is on line 1 for you.

    Tom Brady can sidestep, quarterback sneak, and playaction pass. Rivers can’t do any of these things. He is an absolute statue. Never seen as less mobile NFL quarterback.

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