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Philip Rivers

Indianapolis Colts
Quarterback #17
Indianapolis Colts
Quarterback #17
Photo: Icon Sportswire

Personal

Age 39
Birthdate December 8, 1981
Height 6'5"
Weight 228 lb

Draft

College North Carolina State
Year 2004
Pick Round: 1, Overall: 4
Team NYG

Fantasy Value

Player News RotoWire

Philip Rivers: Comeback not ruled out

Though Rivers previously announced his retirement from the NFL after one season with the Colts, he hasn't completely ruled out a return down the road, ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The report notes that such an outcome isn't anything that's imminent, but Rivers is aiming to get/stay in shape just in case an opportunity for a late-season return that appeals to him arises. With that in mind, Rivers noted of his current level of playing shape, "I'm not quite there. I'm getting back there. I wouldn't have made weight if I had to report last week, that's for sure. But I am getting back into the lifting and running, and...occasionally throw a ball around..." The possibility of Rivers potentially making a comeback predictably became a source of speculation after Carson Wentz suffered a foot injury that could sideline him early on this season, but as things stand the Colts seem content to see what that have in backup signal caller Jacob Eason.

Aug. 4, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Player Stats

YEAR TM GM Passing Rushing
CMP ATT % YDS YPC TD INT SACKS ATT YDS YPC TD FUM
2009 LAC 16 317 486 65.2 4,254 13.4 28 9 25 26 50 1.9 1 3
2010 LAC 16 357 541 66.0 4,710 13.2 30 13 38 29 52 1.8 0 4
2011 LAC 16 366 582 62.9 4,624 12.6 27 20 30 26 36 1.4 1 5
2012 LAC 16 338 527 64.1 3,606 10.7 26 15 49 27 40 1.5 0 7
2013 LAC 16 378 544 69.5 4,478 11.8 32 11 30 28 72 2.6 0 2
2014 LAC 16 379 570 66.5 4,286 11.3 31 18 35 38 104 2.7 0 2
2015 LAC 16 437 661 66.1 4,792 11.0 29 13 40 17 28 1.6 0 2
2016 LAC 16 349 578 60.4 4,386 12.6 33 21 36 14 35 2.5 0 5
2017 LAC 16 360 575 62.6 4,515 12.5 28 10 18 18 -2 -0.1 0 1
2018 LAC 16 347 508 68.3 4,308 12.4 32 12 32 18 7 0.4 0 1
2019 LAC 16 390 591 66.0 4,615 11.8 23 20 34 12 29 2.4 0 3
2020 IND 16 369 543 68.0 4,169 11.3 24 11 19 18 -8 -0.4 0 1

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Philip Rivers Biography

Personal Life

Phillp Rivers was born on 8th December, 1981 in Decatur, Alabama. Rivers is the only child of Steve and Joan Phillips. Rivers grew up around football as a kid with his father being the head coach of he local Decatur High football team. During his high school football career at Athens High School, Rivers played in every single game and was never on the bench. This speaks volumes of his early talent as a young quarterback.

Rivers is currently married to Tiffany Rivers (2001) whom is his high school sweetheart.

College Career

Rivers attended North Carolina State between 2000-2003 and his college career was nothing short of amazing. During his freshman year, he led the team as their quarterback to an 8-4 record. The 2000 season for NC State ended in a win at the Tangerine Bowl. His season stats this year ended with 25 touchdowns, 3,054 passing yards, and Freshman of the Year in the ACC.

In 2003, Rivers dominated the ACC and recorded his best season of stats in college. With 34 touchdowns and 4,491 passing yards, he became the most productive quarterback in the ACC. In 4 seasons, Rivers led his team to 3 Tangerine Bowl’s and NC State beat Kansas this year 56-26. Every single year Rivers won a bowl MVP award. This year Rivers was also awarded ACC Player of the Year award, and ACC Athlete of the Year.

NFL Draft

Rivers’ collegiate career caught the eyes of many scouts giving him a great chance for being drafted amongst the pool of talented quarterbacks in 2004. At his combine session, Rivers recorded a 40 time of 5.08 seconds and a 33” vertical jump.

During the 2004 draft, Rivers was projected to be a quick first-round draft pick due to his astounding college career. In a strategic move, the New York Giants and San Diego Chargers negotiated with each other for Rivers, Eli Manning, and a firs-round draft pick.  

NFL Career

As Rivers became a first-round draft pick for the Chargers, as a rookie he signed a substantial contract. His first contract included a six-year, $40.5 million salary and $14.5 million in signing bonuses. During his first two years, Rivers only played a total of four games as Drew Brees was the starting quarterback at the time. Honing his skills through practice, Rivers eventually became the leader of the team.

In 2006, Rivers became the starting quarterback and wasted no time making his presence known. Rivers recorded stats of 3,388 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and a 92.0 rating. During his first game as a starter against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rivers led the NFL with a 133.9 rating after completing 8 passes and one touchdown.

In 2007, Rivers led is team to the AFC Championship game and was a big deal for the Chargers overall. The last time the Chargers won a playoff game prior to this year was in 1994. Although they ended up losing to the Patriots in the 2007 AFC Championship game, this cemented Rivers as a franchise player.

From 2006 forward, Rivers has played and started in every single game of the regular season. Each year Rivers recorded 3,100+ passing yards, 20+ touchdowns, and nothing less than an 82.4 quarterback rating. Feel free to checkout Rivers highlights from his 2015-2016 season

Social Media

Rivers is a pretty reserved individual outside of football field, as he does not currently have any official accounts on Twitter, Instagram, or any social media outlet.