Report: Saints called Philip Rivers this week, but he’s staying at home

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When Jameis Winston tore his ACL earlier this year, Philip Rivers said he’d listen to the Saints if they gave him a call about coming out of retirement.

The Saints didn’t give him a call at that point, but they reportedly picked up the phone this week. Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports that the Saints called Rivers after putting Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian on the COVID-19 reserve list ahead of their Monday night game against the Dolphins.

Rivers passed on the chance to come back to the NFL in favor of spending Christmas at home with his family. Saturday also brought a report that the Saints gave Drew Brees a buzz about coming back, although it was to serve as a backup to rookie Ian Book and the interest in Rivers would have presumably for him to fill the same role.

The Saints wound up signing Blake Bortles and, barring any change in status for the other quarterbacks, he’ll be in the No. 2 role on Monday.

16 responses to “Report: Saints called Philip Rivers this week, but he’s staying at home

  1. Drew Brees said no. Philip Rivers said no…just go ahead and call Doug Flutie, he’ll pick up. Hail Marys and drop kick extra points are his specialties.

  2. Nothing says a team has confidence in their QB like calling up old retired QB’s to come in and help.

  3. jerrystrashcan says:
    December 25, 2021 at 4:42 pm
    Nothing says a team has confidence in their QB like calling up old retired QB’s to come in and help.

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    They are down to the 4th stringer…….

  4. Archie who? (Old aints fans will remember dat) Bobby the cannon Hebert still has affiliation with the team.Hmm

  5. I see the Saints are already on their super bowl hangover after sweeping the Bucs. Watch the Dolphins win.

  6. jerrystrashcan says:
    December 25, 2021 at 4:42 pm
    Nothing says a team has confidence in their QB like calling up old retired QB’s to come in and help.
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    I suppose you think 4th string QBs inspire confidence.

  7. Of course he’s staying home. He made it clear that he was interested early in the season before they squandered several games starting Semian. And the Saints ignored his offer. Why would he go now that they are desperate. They should have called him immediately after Winston went out.

  8. Thank GOD he didn’t answer.
    Probably off at a high school game whining about calls and losing by 3 with 12 seconds left.
    Bum.
    Just like Mookie

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