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Recent Philip Rivers news, rumors

  • • Best of Saturday at NFL training camps: Jimmy Garoppolo shows love for Kittle; DeAndre Hopkins dons new uniform
    Hopkins, Philip Rivers and Stefon Diggs were among the stars sporting new uniforms Saturday. Check out the top photos, videos, quotes and notes from the NFL....2020
  • • Colts share first photo of Philip Rivers in Indianapolis uniform
    Indianapolis Colts fans finally have their first look at what Philip Rivers will look like wearing the team's uniform....2020
  • • Why the Colts and Steelers are two candidates to be the NFL's top breakout offense in 2020
    Even at 38, Philip Rivers might be the biggest X-factor in terms of AFC contenders...2020
  • • Best of Thursday at NFL training camps: Rivers throws with Colts, rookies try on new uniforms
    Veteran QB Philip Rivers was in some new colors, but he wasn't the only one. Check out the top photos, videos, quotes and notes from the NFL on Thursday....2020
  • • Philip Rivers buying into things he hasn’t experienced before
    Philip Rivers has been around the NFL block more than a few times, but the quarterback’s still experiencing some new things this offseason. Rivers is settling into his first training camp as a member of the Colts and they’ve asked him to make some changes to the way he’s approaching the game. Head coach Frank [more]...2020
  • • Justin Herbert signs his rookie deal with Chargers
    Justin Herbert officially is a member of the Los Angeles Chargers. He posted a photo of him signing his four-year rookie deal, which Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports is worth $26.6 million, fully guaranteed. Herbert becomes the second of the Chargers’ six draft choices to sign. The Chargers, who saw longtime starter Philip Rivers [more]...2020
  • • Indianapolis banking on Rivers for return to playoffs
    The Indianapolis Colts are counting on Philip Rivers to revert to his Pro Bowl form in 2020...2020
  • • NFL coronavirus: Could a player miss Super Bowl after positive test? Philip Rivers' question answered
    NFL protocol could make for a wild football season in 2020...2020
  • • Philip Rivers asks what happens if player tests positive before the Super Bowl
    Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is looking ahead to the Super Bowl as he wonders whether the NFL is fully prepared for all the implications of playing during the COVID-19 pandemic. On an NFL Players Association call on Friday, Rivers asked what would happen if a player tested positive for COVID-19 before the Super Bowl, according [more]...2020
  • • Philip Rivers reveals secret behind his consecutive games started streak, longest in the NFL
    Rivers has started 224 consecutive games, the longest streak in the NFL...2020

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Philip Rivers injury and suspension

  • • T.Y. Hilton motivated, hoping for “All-Pro year”
    Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni said earlier this week that the team’s passing offense “runs through” T.Y. Hilton. Hilton, 30, accepts the challenge and relishes the opportunity after an injury-plagued 2019. He will play with his ninth quarterback in his ninth season but believes in Philip Rivers. “I think it could be special,” Hilton said [more]...2020
  • • Five NFL teams trending up, and where they upgraded most this offseason
    The Colts signed Philip Rivers. The Steelers get Big Ben back from injury. Those are big upgrades. The Bucs got a big-name QB too, if you hadn't heard, and the Bengals are building around a top draft pick at QB....2020
  • • Jacoby Brissett was not happy when Colts signed Philip Rivers
    The Indianapolis Colts’ decision to sign eight-time Pro Bowl quarterback Philip Rivers earlier in March was not a surprise. They had been linked to the future Hall of Fame signal caller at a near never-ending loop since the end of the 2019 season. Up until this point, we had no idea how incumbent starter Jacoby Brissett took the signing. Colts head coach Frank Reich admitted on Tuesday that he cal...2020
  • • Colts release journeyman QB Brian Hoyer in wake of Philip Rivers signing
    Brian Hoyer‘s stay with the Colts will stop at one year. After the Colts signed the veteran quarterback to a three-year, $12M deal, they are cutting him, according to Ian Rapoport of The Colts guaranteed Hoyer $9M, so they will incur some dead money by moving on after one season. But their quarterback plans have changed significantly since then, with Philip Rivers bound for Indianapolis. ...2020
  • • Colts’ Darius Leonard throws support behind Jacoby Brissett amid Philip Rivers talk
    The Indianapolis Colts have been mentioned as the favorite to sign Philip Rivers this offseason, but veteran linebacker Darius Leonard feels people need to start showing Jacoby Brissett more respect. Leonard was asked about the Rivers reports during a recent appearance on the “Rapsheet + Friends” podcast, and he took the opportunity to praise Brissett. Leonard said he has full confidence in Brisse...2020
  • • Chargers, veteran WR Travis Benjamin to part ways
    The Chargers and wide receiver Travis Benjamin are “mutually parting ways,” a source tells Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). Benjamin will hit the open market in a couple of weeks and he apparently won’t be discussing a new deal with the Bolts. Benjamin joined the Chargers as a free agent in 2016 after talks with the incumbent Browns broke down. He landed a four-year, $24M deal with $13M guara...2020
  • • Keenan Allen tweets reaction to Chargers parting with Philip Rivers
    Keenan Allen is going to be catching passes from a quarterback other than Philip Rivers next season for the first time in his career, and the star receiver does not seem pleased about it. Shortly after the Los Angeles Chargers announced on Monday that they have mutually agreed to part ways with Rivers, Allen took to Twitter to share his thoughts. The 27-year-old said “this hurts” and included a cr...2020
  • • Von Miller inactive for Broncos
    Philip Rivers won’t have to worry about Von Miller sacking him on Sunday afternoon. The Broncos linebacker is inactive for Week1 3 because of a knee injury. Miller had been listed as questionable on Friday and will miss a game for the first time since the 2013 season. Broncos right tackle Ja'Wuan James was also [more]...2019
  • LA Chargers, Philip Rivers say they can overcome injuries, absences despite loss to Lions
    • LA Chargers, Philip Rivers say they can overcome injuries, absences despite loss to Lions
    The Chargers' fate was sealed when Lions cornerback Darius Slay intercepted a Philip Rivers’ pass in the end zone with less than two minutes remaining        ...2019
  • NFL news and notes: Defensive stars suffer serious injuries; Philip Rivers will wait to address contract
    • NFL news and notes: Defensive stars suffer serious injuries; Philip Rivers will wait to address contract
    Both the Jets and Chargers have lost defensive stars to injury. This story and more in Friday's edition of NFL News and Notes....2019



Philip Rivers trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Justin Herbert signs his rookie deal with Chargers
    Justin Herbert officially is a member of the Los Angeles Chargers. He posted a photo of him signing his four-year rookie deal, which Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports is worth $26.6 million, fully guaranteed. Herbert becomes the second of the Chargers’ six draft choices to sign. The Chargers, who saw longtime starter Philip Rivers [more]...2020
  • • Philip Rivers on whether he’s over the hill: Let’s turn on the tape
    Neither the Chargers nor quarterback Philip Rivers were able to repeat their 2018 success last season, which helped pave the way for a parting of the ways this offseason. Rivers signed a one-year contract with the Colts in April, although that didn’t stop some people from suggesting that Rivers’ days as a top-flight quarterback are [more]...2020
  • • Frank Reich knows what it’s like to be in Jacoby Brissett’s spot
    Colts coach Frank Reich has consistently praised quarterback Jacoby Brissett‘s approach to the offseason, after Brissett was replaced by veteran free agent Philip Rivers. It might be because Reich remembers what it was like himself. “I mean, he’s a pro,” Reich said, via “He wants to do what’s right for the team. And he [more]...2020
  • • Frank Reich: Chad Kelly has been a 10 out of 10 on and off the field
    The Colts signed Philip Rivers to a one-year deal as a free agent this offseason and Jacoby Brissett is back to play out the final year of his deal, so the team is well-stocked with options for this season and without much certainty beyond the coming season. While the team thinks Rivers will stick around [more]...2020
  • • Vincent Jackson talks Philip Rivers in Indianapolis and offers advice for Colts rookie Michael Pittman Jr.
    Many believe Pittman Jr. could evolve into a Vincent Jackson Jr....2020
  • • Frank Reich “very optimistic” Philip Rivers will spend multiple years with Colts
    Philip Rivers has lined up a high school coaching job for when he retires from the NFL, but Colts head coach Frank Reich doesn’t think he’ll be spending all of his time on the sideline in 2021. Rivers signed a one-year deal with the Colts as a free agent this offseason and hasn’t made any [more]...2020
  • • Anthony Lynn: Chargers looked at Cam Newton, but we like the QBs we have
    The Chargers let Philip Rivers walk in free agency and drafted Justin Herbert to replace him, but in between they considered another quarterback: Cam Newton. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he thinks highly of Newton and explored the possibility of signing him. “Absolutely, Cam is a tremendous quarterback,” Lynn said on CBS Sports Radio. “He’s [more]...2020
  • • Colts OC reveals what sold Philip Rivers to Indianapolis over any other team in free agency
    The Colts offer quarterbacks an advantage that was the selling point for Rivers...2020
  • • Hunter Henry looking forward to seeing how mobile QB opens up offense
    Hunter Henry said that it still hasn’t full hit him that quarterback Philip Rivers won’t be back with the Chargers this season, but some part of the change at quarterback has resonated with the tight end. Tyrod Taylor is currently atop the depth chart and the team drafted Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick [more]...2020
  • • Colts find new potential weapons in draft to help Rivers
    The Indianapolis Colts got some help for Philip Rivers early in this year's draft...2020

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  • • Choosing the perfect quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers
    The Los Angeles Chargers are wading into uncharted waters after saying goodbye to Philip Rivers this offseason and need to get it right when they choose their next quarterback. So, what are their best options? That’s what we’re diving into here today. The current situation: The Chargers have one of the NFL’s best backups in Tyrod Taylor on the roster right now, and they have the No. 6 overall pick...2020
  • Long time coming: Rivers, Chargers beat Dolphins, 30-10
    • Long time coming: Rivers, Chargers beat Dolphins, 30-10
    Philip Rivers threw for 310 yards and two scores to help the Chargers win in Miami for the first time in 38 years, 30-10...2019

Philip Rivers kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Philip Rivers learning offensive system, teammates
    Philip Rivers hasn’t put on a Colts uniform yet, but he is getting comfortable in his surroundings, with his receivers and with the team’s offense. Rivers, who has moved his family to Indianapolis, is working with tight end Jack Doyle, receiver Parris Campbell and center Ryan Kelly, among others. “It’s important to all our guys [more]...2020
  • • Report: Raiders could make a play for free-agent QB Philip Rivers
    The AFC West is about to see a major shift at the quarterback position. And we’re not talking about Patrick Mahomes’ likely record-breaking contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s all about former California rivals the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders. The Chargers already announced they are moving on from longtime starter Philip Rivers. Meanwhile, rumors persist that the Raiders will...2020
  • • Chargers not a realistic option for Tom Brady?
    The Los Angeles Chargers have been mentioned as a natural fit for Tom Brady for quite some time, and that buzz only increased after they formally parted ways with Philip Rivers. Brady has family in California and seems to embrace the Hollywood lifestyle more and more each year, but are those reasons enough to convince him to pack his bags for LA? With the official start of free agency now three we...2020
  • • Report: Buccaneers have 'legitimate' interest in Philip Rivers
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the favored teams to sign Philip Rivers in free agency, and they reportedly have “legitimate” interest in doing just that. ESPN’s Jenna Laine reported Monday that the “the Bucs’ interest in the eight-time Pro Bowl quarterback is legitimate.” We know Rivers will not be returning to the Los Angeles Chargers, who are now reportedly going to go after none other than...2020
  • • Chargers announce they have parted ways with Philip Rivers
    On Monday, the Chargers announced that they will not bring back Philip Rivers for the 2020 season. With that, Rivers will move on to free agency where he’ll seek another team for his 17th year a a pro. “After stepping back a bit from last season, we reconnected with Philip and his representatives to look at how 2019 played out, assess our future goals, evaluate the current state of the roster and ...2020
  • • Philip Rivers favored to sign with Buccaneers, Colts
    Philip Rivers has spent the past 16 seasons with the Chargers. As the veteran quarterback weighs his NFL future and settles into his new home in Florida, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now favorite to sign Rivers. According to, there is a 66.7% chance that Rivers stays in Florida and signs a deal with the Buccaneers. The Indianapolis Colts are right behind them with 33.3% odds to si...2020
  • • Report: Chargers have “moved on” from Philip Rivers
    Philip Rivers has moved back to the East Coast, and it appears it’s for good reason. According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports during an appearance on The Herd, the Chargers have “moved on” from the 38-year-old quarterback. Rivers had already moved his sizable family back to Florida, which has sparked all manners of dot-connecting [more]...2020
  • • Report: Joe Burrow’s family annoyed by talk QB could 'pull an Eli Manning'
    Barring a major surprise, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is going to be a Cincinnati Bengal in a few short months. Considering the Bengals have not won a playoff game in two decades, many have wondered if Burrow would prefer to play someplace else. There has been no indication that the Heisman Trophy winner feels that way. According to one report from Fox 19’s Jeremy Rauch in Cincinnati, Burrow's fami...2020
  • • Rivers-to-Bucs chatter helps the Bucs
    With Philip Rivers and family loading up the truck and moving out of Beverly (Hills, that is), plenty of reporters and insiders are connecting dots regarding a 38-year-old quarterback and a 44-year-old franchise that is located in Rivers’ new state of residence: Florida. The Buccaneers, they’re saying, are a potential destination for Rivers, whose time [more]...2020
  • • Philip Rivers and family leave San Diego, move to Florida
    Soon-to-be free agent quarterback Philip Rivers often talks about the importance of spending time with his wife and nine children. When the Chargers moved from San Diego to Los Angeles, Rivers and his family stayed put, and he made the long commute to the team facility each day because he thought it was important for [more]...2020

Top Philip Rivers news

  • • Source: Rivers to join Colts on 1-year, $25M deal
    Philip Rivers, who turned 38 in December, left the Chargers with a franchise-record 59,271 passing yards and 397 touchdown passes....2020
  • • Rivers 'permanently' moves out of San Diego
    Philip Rivers has moved "permanently" from San Diego to Florida to be closer to his family, the free-agent quarterback texted to ESPN on Sunday morning....2020
  • • Report: Chargers have “moved on” from Philip Rivers
  • • Philip Rivers to be NFL free agent: Five best landing spots for longtime Chargers quarterback
    Projecting the best fits for the future free agent quarterback...2020
  • • Rivers lines up high school job after NFL career
    Philip Rivers already has his next job set up, though he won't start coaching the St. Michael Catholic High School football team in Alabama until he retires as an NFL quarterback....2020
  • • Colts land Philip Rivers on one-year contract worth around $25 million, per report
    Rivers is heading to the Colts after 16 seasons with the Chargers...2020
  • • Philip Rivers free agency: Colts finalizing a deal with Rivers as one of top QBs goes off the market
    Rivers is heading to the Colts after 16 seasons with the Chargers...2020
  • • NFL Week 17 insider notes: Six teams with coaches already on 2020 hot seat, Philip Rivers' next stop and more
    As we prepare for coaching changes, these six seats are already warming up for next season...2019
  • • Rivers to enter free agency, ending Chargers run
    Philip Rivers will enter free agency this year, officially ending his 16-year run with the Los Angeles Chargers....2020
  • • Taylor could be Chargers' starting QB, Lynn says
    With the Chargers having moved on from quarterback Philip Rivers, coach Anthony Lynn told AM 570 LA Sports that Tyrod Taylor, last year's backup, could earn the job as the starter in 2020....2020

Philip Rivers schedule, game

  • • Best of Saturday at NFL training camps: Jimmy Garoppolo shows love for Kittle; DeAndre Hopkins dons new uniform
  • • Best of Thursday at NFL training camps: Rivers throws with Colts, rookies try on new uniforms
  • • Philip Rivers buying into things he hasn’t experienced before
  • • Indianapolis banking on Rivers for return to playoffs
  • • Philip Rivers has settled in Indianapolis, calling teammates to workout
    Colts head coach Frank Reich laid out the schedule for the next couple of months during a conference call on Monday, including the plan to have the team’s veterans report for training camp on July 28. If that holds, it would be quarterback Philip Rivers‘ chance to report for in-person work with the team for [more]...2020
  • • NFL strength of schedule rankings: Using win-loss projections instead of 2019 results to project 2020 season
    Philip Rivers couldn't be entering a better situation in Year 1 with the Colts...2020
  • • Strength of schedule rankings: Colts have the easiest ride, while both Giants and Jets face tough tests
    Philip Rivers couldn't be entering a better situation in Year 1 with the Colts...2020
  • • 2020 NFL strength of schedule: Colts have the easiest ride, while Falcons face tough tests
    Philip Rivers couldn't be entering a better situation in Year 1 with the Colts...2020
  • • How the Colts can have the perfect NFL Draft in five steps, starting with another receiver for Philip Rivers
    Receiver isn't the only pass-catching concern for the Colts heading into the draft...2020
  • • Lynn: Taylor in driver's seat to be Chargers' QB
    While saying no position is final until training camp, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday that Tyrod Taylor is the front-runner to succeed Philip Rivers as the team's starting quarterback....2020

Philip Rivers rumors, scandals

  • • Colts considered Tom Brady before signing Philip Rivers
    It was not a well-kept secret heading into the offseason that the Indianapolis Colts were targeting a veteran starting quarterback. They were not satisfied with Jacoby Brissett’s performance following the retirement of Andrew Luck. Ultimately, head coach Frank Reich and Co. decided on eight-time Pro Bowler Philip Rivers after being linked to him on a never-ending loop. Rivers, 38, signed a one-yea...2020
  • • Cam Newton, Tyrod Taylor workout fuels Chargers rumors
    What comes next for Cam Newton following his release by the Carolina Panthers remains uncertain, but evidence of a recent workout with Tyrod Taylor will certainly fuel speculation that the Los Angeles Chargers could be a potential landing spot. An image of Newton and Taylor conducting a workout surfaced on social media Friday morning thanks to Jason B. Hirsch of Sports Illustrated. When the Charge...2020
  • • Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer released by Colts
    The Indianapolis Colts have put an interesting name on the quarterback market. As first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Colts released veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer after officially signing Philip Rivers. This means the Colts are likely going to keep Jacoby Brissett as Rivers’ backup. The Colts like Brissett but wanted an upgrade, so he’ll be a quality second option for them should an...2020
  • • Best, worst NFL moves from tumultuous Tuesday
    While Tuesday’s offseason action in the NFL might not have delivered as many big moves as Monday, there was no shortage of headlines and shakeups across the NFL. As the league’s tampering period nears its end with the new league year set to begin Wednesday, it’s clear this NFL offseason will be one to remember. It started early on Tuesday when Tom Brady announced he is leaving the New England Patr...2020
  • • Darius Leonard doesn’t think Jacoby Brissett gets enough respect
    Colts owner Jim Irsay said recently that all options are on the table at quarterback, which didn’t do anything to temper speculation that the team will be wading into the market at that position when the new league year gets underway. If they do pursue Philip Rivers or another experienced starter, they’d do so despite [more]...2020
  • • Washington interested in Philip Rivers?
    There’s been a lot of buzz about Philip Rivers and the Colts recently, and there have also been reports that the Buccaneers are interested in the impending free agent passer. While most of the talk regarding where Rivers plays next has focused on those two teams, there’s at least one wild-card option in the mix. Washington is expected to “make a bid” for Rivers, sources at the Combine told Tony Pa...2020
  • • Colts did not meet with Tom Brady's camp at NFL Scouting Combine?
    One of the biggest rumors that dropped Thursday was that the Colts (along with the Chargers and Raiders) had met with Tom Brady‘s camp at the scouting combine. Because of another rumor that surfaced a few hours earlier suggesting that Brady is gearing up to leave New England, the Colts-Brady connection garnered plenty of buzz. However, a league source told Stephen Holder of The Athletic that the I...2020
  • • NFL Combine buzz: Giants, Gettleman hold keys to the draft
    What I'm Hearing: While there was plenty of chatter about the potential landing spots for Tom Brady and Philip Rivers, it was Giants GM Dave Gettleman's remarks about the New York's first round pick that got the most buzz.       ...2020
  • • Chargers not a realistic option for Tom Brady?
  • • Top landing spots for NFL quarterbacks potentially on the move in 2020
    The NFL offseason is shaping up to be one of the most memorable of all time with top quarterbacks potentially moving to new teams en masse. Drew Brees has already declared he’s coming back for the 2020 season and will be playing with the New Orleans Saints. So, there’s one domino that’s already fallen. But there are plenty more as players like Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Cam Newton have yet to ge...2020

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