Frank Reich believes Philip Rivers Can Play for Many More years

Published 12/16/2020, 10:30 AM EST
Nov 12, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports


The legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres once said, “Age is just a number”. Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Philip Rivers is a living embodiment of her words.

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Rivers turned 39 a week ago, but his game makes it look as if he just turned 25. His game this season has been contradicting his age. It is almost identical to that of Cleveland Brown’s young quarterback, Baker Mayfield.

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Even though the Colts were defeated by the Browns, the Head Coach Frank Reich feels that Rivers has improved their overall position. Reich also believes 2020 might not be the last for Rivers.

“At the way, he’s playing right now … if he wants, he has multiple years of good football ahead of him,” said Indianapolis Colts’ Head Coach.

2021 might not see Philip Rivers on the field

Rivers might not even play in the next season. He has an agreement in his home state of Alabama to become the Head Coach at St. Michael Catholic High School if he plans to walk away from the NFL.

The Colts signed Rivers in March for a 1-year contract at the price of $25 million. Reich must really be happy with his decision to pitch for Rivers as a replacement for Jacoby Brissett.

“Never been a doubt in my mind the kind of football Philip Rivers could play and would play this year and has played. Had that much confidence in him, so it wasn’t a hard decision.

Nov 12, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws against Tennessee Titans defensive end Jack Crawford (94) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

“Yeah, you’re putting your neck on the line for somebody, but OK, this is the kind of guy you want to put your neck on the line for,” said Reich.

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Rivers has broken all his bodily limits for Reich and the Colts. He has given it all, his blood and sweat. He has been playing through a foot injury.

Rivers’ 1-year contract ends after 2020, but no one knows whether he wisher to continue as a part of the Colts. But what we know is that Frank Reich and Indianapolis are interested in extending this partnership for at least another season.

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For the time being, the Indianapolis Colts’ primary concern is making it to the Playoffs.

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Milind Bage

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Milind Bage is an NFL writer for EssentiallySports. During his time at school, he participated in a number of spotrs at both the national and state level. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with decent experience in content writing, client servicing, marketing, and branding.

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