College: North Carolina State | 16 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 228 lbs
Birth Date: 12/8/1981
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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The Indianapolis Colts are taking a hard look at Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent quarterback Philip Rivers this week during the scouting combine. The Colts have also denied engaging with New England Patriots impending free-agent quarterback Tom Brady's camp, according to a league source. Indy was put in a tough situation with the sudden retirement of Andrew Luck right before last season, and Jacoby Brissett didn't exactly inspire confidence as his successor in 2019. That's why the Colts are expected to be in the QB market, and head coach Frank Reich has a history with Rivers when he worked with him with the Chargers. Rivers, 38, certainly looked his age last year, but he could benefit from a strong offensive line if he signed with the Colts. Still, he'd merely be a QB2 with experience heading into 2020 for fantasy purposes.
Free-agent QB Philip Rivers (Chargers) is likely to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, in the opinions of some at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Fantasy Spin: Rivers had a down year, but he was still 13th in fantasy points at the position - ahead of Tom Brady, Baker Mayfield and Derek Carr, and just below Aaron Rodgers. He could have one of those refresher years on a new, talented team. He'd be a solid QB2 pickup in drafts.
The Los Angeles Chargers agreed to a one-year contract extension with head coach Anthony Lynn that puts him with the team through the 2021 season. The Chargers are entering a transition now that they have officially moved on from veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, and they're expected to let running back Melvin Gordon walk in free agency as well. Tyrod Taylor could be under center for the Bolts, at least to start the 2020 season, but the Chargers could also upgrade the position through free agency, the draft or a trade. Lynn, 51, led the Chargers to a disappointing 5-11 last-place finish in the AFC West. He's 26-22 in his three years with LA.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers told Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times on Monday, Feb. 10, that he can say for certain that if he is still playing, 'it's a two-year maximum.' Rivers and the Chargers mutually agreed earlier Monday to let the quarterback hit free agency after 16 seasons.
Impending free-agent QB Philip Rivers is of legitimate interest to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to multiple league sources via ESPN's Jenna Laine.
The Los Angeles Chargers announced that longtime quarterback Philip Rivers will enter free agency. This rumor had been floating around for a while, but now it is official. Rivers started every Chargers game since 2006, and the 38-year-old has reportedly already received interest from Tampa Bay and Indianapolis. For now, the Chargers have Tyrod Taylor atop the depth chart, but they're almost certain to draft a quarterback. Rivers' fantasy value is wholly dependent on where he lands. A starting role in Tampa Bay would likely boost his short-term value a bit.
Impending free-agent QB Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers mutually agreed that Rivers will be allowed to reach free agency and not return to the Chargers in 2020.
Fantasy Spin: This pretty much confirms what had been speculated since it was reported Rivers had moved from his long-time California home to Florida. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts figure to at least check in with the 38-year-old when the new league year opens, and both spots could enable him to remain a strong fantasy QB2 option with occasional QB1 upside.
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent QB Philip Rivers may receive interest from the Indianapolis Colts if he is available in the free-agent market, in the opinion of NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Fantasy Spin: The Colts have Jacoby Brissett as their starting quarterback, but he is coming off a disappointing season. Rivers should he able to find a starting job this offseason and would have some solid pass catchers to work with if he joins the Colts. Rivers is probably a No. 2 fantasy quarterback at this point but could be a starting option against favorable matchups.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is unlikely to return to the team in 2020, in the opinion of FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. However, Glazer clarified comments he made a day earlier about Rivers' future on Tuesday, Jan. 28, stating he did not report that such a decision has already been made.
Updating a previous story from Monday, the Los Angeles Chargers haven't officially moved on from quarterback Philip Rivers, as FOX Sports' Jay Glazer alluded to. All options remain available with the veteran gunslinger, including the franchise tag. However, the fact that Rivers moved his family 2,000 miles away from Los Angeles to Florida could factor into the decision on both sides. The writing seems to be on the wall for the Bolts to cut ties with Rivers when he becomes a free agent this March. The 38-year-old had one of the worst seasons of his career in 2019 in his 16th and likely final season with the Chargers. Rivers can still put up numbers as he gets closer to retirement, but fantasy owners will likely be drafting him as a backup for the 2020 season, no matter where he winds up.
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent QB Philip Rivers' status with the Chargers is uncertain at this time, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team may consider placing the franchise tag on him or let him leave in free agency.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see where Rivers will be playing in 2020. He likely will find a starting job this offseason but may only be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
The Los Angeles Chargers have "moved on from Philip Rivers," according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. Rivers is set to become a free agent in March, and the writing was on the wall when he recently moved his entire family from San Diego to Florida. Rivers will end a 16-year run with the Chargers, but it remains to be seen where he'll land on the free-agent market this offseason. The Buccaneers are a popular expected destination, but that'll only be if they move on from Jameis Winston. Rivers completed 66 percent of his passes for 4,615 yards, 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 2019 for a QB rating of 88.5. He might have a few more seasons left in him, but at 38 years old his arm strength is clearly deteriorating, and he'll probably be more of a QB2 in 2020, depending on where he winds up.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is set to become a free agent at the end of the league year and recently moved from San Diego to Florida in order to be closer to his family in Alabama. The combination of the two is fueling 'a lot of buzz' that Rivers may be a potential target for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
There has been buzz that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a possible landing spot for Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who will become a free agent in March. After his worst season since 2007, the aging gunslinger is unlikely to re-sign with the Bolts, and he recently moved his family from San Diego to Florida to be closer to his extended family in Alabama. The 38-year-old might have a year or two left of football in him if he continues to play, but the 2019 season showed that he's near the end of the line. Rivers would only be an option for Tampa if they choose not to bring Jameis Winston back for at least another season after he led all of football in passing yards last season.
Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he remains committed to head coach Anthony Lynn despite a 5-11 season in 2019. I like the culture here, Telesco said. I like the foundation thats been built. I love our head coach. Theres nobody else that I want to go into battle with than (Lynn). He'll be heading into the final year of his four-year contract, so the Chargers will need to turn things around in 2020 for Lynn to get another extension. It will be an interesting offseason for the Bolts, with Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler all free agents. Ekeler is expected to return, but Rivers and Gordon could certainly be playing for other teams next season.
Los Angeles QB Philip Rivers can still be one of the league's premier starters, according to general manager Tom Telesco Thursday, Jan. 2. 'He can still compete at a top-starter level,' Telesco said Thursday, via Daniel Popper of The Athletic. Telesco went on to say 'There's no doubt' the Chargers would like to sort out Rivers' contract before the start of the new league year March 18, when he's set to become a free agent.
Fantasy Spin: Rivers passed for more than 4,200 yards for a seventh straight season in 2019, but he threw 23 touchdowns against 20 interceptions. Tyrod Taylor and Easton Stick are the other two quarterbacks on the Chargers' roster, but they also have the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and could look to use the selection on one of the top available QBs and move on from a 38-year-old Rivers.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers guided the team to one last loss on Sunday against the Chiefs, and it may be the end of an era. Rivers completed 31 passes for 381 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in what might possibly be his final game as a member of the squad. It was one of Rivers' roughest seasons under center for the Chargers, finishing up with just 23 touchdowns, his fewest in over a decade. His 20 interceptions ties for the second-most he's ever thrown in a season, and while his 4,615 passing yards were the most he's posted in four years, the 5-11 record was a huge disappointment after last year's playoff berth. Rivers has insisted that he's intending on playing another season in the NFL, but even he admits it may not be with LA. The 38-year-old is an unrestricted free agent.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he is not considering retirement at this point and would be willing to play for another team next season.
Fantasy Spin: Rivers finished this season with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions but was one of the league leaders in passing yards. He probably will be the starting quarterback for a team next season but may only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2020.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is facing a precipice on Sunday when he suits up against the Chiefs. It may be his final game as the quarterback of the Chargers. Rivers is coming to the end of a possibly Hall of Fame-worthy career, but with no contract tying him down for next year and LA facing a crisis due to Rivers' struggles this season, the two could part ways. Rivers has already made it clear that he wants to play again next year, but that doesn't necessarily mean in southern California. For this week, he'll have one last tough matchup when he travels to Kansas City. He's also been limited in practice due to the thumb injury he suffered last week, but no one expects him to miss any time due to it. Rivers threw four interceptions in his last meeting with the Chiefs, and most owners should probably look elsewhere this week if they can. Rivers will likely struggle once again since the Chiefs are bringing a serious defense to the table now.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Fantasy Spin: Rivers has thrown for at least 279 yards in four of the last five games but has posted seven touchdowns and eight interceptions during that span. He probably should be avoided in all fantasy leagues this week.