Rivers, Colts agree in principle to one-year deal

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Free agent quarterback Philip Rivers has a new home. And it’s not with any teams in Florida.

After relocating his family to somewhere in Florida after the conclusion of the 2019 season, Rivers will be playing elsewhere after being linked to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is not returning to the Chargers franchise either.

Former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers stands for the national anthem before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs
Philip Rivers stands for the national anthem before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by the Associated Press/Charlie Riedel)

Instead, he is signing a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. He will take over the starting role for the 2020 season.

Now, with Rivers in tow, the Colts have to make a decision with Jacoby Brissett. The likelihood is that Brissett will be traded at some point this off-season.

Rivers deal cannot become official until Wednesday, March 18th at 4 pm when the new league-year starts at 4 pm EST.

By joining the Chargers, Rivers is reunited with Frank Reich and Nick Sirianni. Both were previously with the Chargers.

Reich was previously the Chargers quarterbacks coach in 2014, before receiving a promotion to be the offensive coordinator in 2015 and 2016. Sirianni also spent five seasons with the Chargers franchise, including two seasons as quarterbacks coach.

This past season, Rivers appeared in 16 games, including 16 starts. He went 5-11 as a starter.

He went 390 of 591 for 4,615 yards. He also threw 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.

In his career, he has appeared in 228 games, including 224 starts. He has a 123-101 record as a starter.

Rivers has gone 4,908 of 7,591 for 59,271 yards. He also threw 397 touchdown passes and 198 interceptions.

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