Philip Rivers is asking it a profession.
The 38-year-old quarterback was the No. 4 general decide within the 2004 NFL Draft. Chosen by the New York Giants, he was concerned in a draft-night swap with the then-San Diego Chargers for No. 1 general decide Eli Manning.
Rivers spent 16 seasons with the Chargers, 13 of which have been in San Diego earlier than the franchise relocated to Los Angeles, earlier than taking part in the ultimate season of his 17-year profession with the Indianapolis Colts.
A North Carolina native identified for his on-field banter and distinctive approach of getting round using expletives, he launched a press release on his retirement that was classic Rivers.
With 421 profession landing passes and 63,440 passing yards, Rivers ranks fifth in league historical past in each classes.
He made eight Professional Bowls in his profession, all with the Chargers, and his streak of 240 consecutive begins at QB is second behind ironman Brett Favre’s complete of 297.
Regardless of his common season success, together with a 134-106 lifetime document and simply 4 seasons under .500, Rivers solely made it so far as the AFC Championship as soon as in his profession, again in 2007.
Along with his profession formally over, the query now’s if Rivers belong within the Corridor of Fame. Nick Wright delved into the topic on First Things First.
“If Philip Rivers is a Corridor of Famer, then, evidently, all it means within the fashionable period to be a Corridor of Famer is simply be, y’know, someplace round a prime 10 quarterback and you will make the Corridor of Fame.”
Shannon Sharpe mirrored on Rivers’ profession, and the competitors the QB confronted, on Undisputed:
This is how present and former gamers, together with others within the sports activities world, reacted to the veteran QB’s choice through social media:
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