After a difficult 2019 for the Colts from the quarterback position, Philip Rivers arrived at Lucas Oil Stadium to give stability to the organization. However, this reassurance could be short-lived.
According to information from The Athletic, Rivers assured that the idea of retirement is something he has in mindEspecially if the 10-5 Colts miss out on the postseason.
“It does cross my mind. If things don’t go the way you want this weekend, it could be. I think it’s healthy to keep that in mind because there is nothing guaranteed in the future, “explained the 39-year-old quarterback.
Regarding what the fate holds for Rivers, for free agency in 2021 the North Carolina State graduate will hit the player market after sign a one-year, $ 25 million deal with the Colts.
A contract extension doesn’t seem far-fetched either. A couple of weeks ago coach Frank Reich said that veteran Rivers has a few more years of good level. This would help the maturing of rookie Jacob Eason.
The possibilities in Indianapolis
At the moment, the Colts are the seventh seed in the AFC and if the season ended today they would be out of the postseason. For what Indianapolis qualify for playoffs, require defeat from one of the following three teams: Ravens (en Cincinnati), Dolphins (in Buffalo) o Browns (vs Steelers).