The Colts found their quarterback…well maybe for one season. The Indianapolis Colts today signed QB Philip Rivers to a 1 year $25M deal. Rivers would be reunited with Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, who spent five seasons as an offensive assistant with the Los Angeles Chargers, who Rivers played for from 2004 to 2019. Colts coach Frank Reich was the offensive coordinator for two seasons with the Chargers, spending three total years with Rivers in San Diego. Reich was the Chargers’ quarterbacks coach in 2013, when Rivers led the NFL by completing 69.5% of his passes, the highest completion percentage of his career. Along with throwing for 4,478 yards and 32 touchdowns that season, Rivers also took care of the football, throwing just 11 interceptions while earning Pro Bowl honors. Rivers will join a Colts team that faded down the stretch last season, going 2-7 in their last nine games. The past five games were particularly bad for the Colts defense, as they gave up 30-plus points in four of the last five games, allowing 29.4 points per game during the stretch.
Former Chargers QB Philip Rivers agrees to a 1-year deal with the Colts. (via multiple reports) pic.twitter.com/Dh5RcXLvdY
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Philip Rivers is heading to Indy.
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Philip Rivers in his new Colts blue. 👀🔥
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