Posted: 5/18/2020 2:22 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers is expected to stay with the team for more than one year, according to head coach Frank Reich.
Posted: 5/08/2020 4:34 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers on Friday, May 8, was hired as the 'head coach in waiting' for St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Ala., meaning he'll take over the program whenever his NFL career is done.
Huddle Up: Rivers, 38, signed a one-year deal with the Colts, and these type of announcements add to the near certainty that Rivers' run with the Colts won't extend beyond that. For 2020, Rivers is no more than a low-end QB2 for fantasy.
Posted: 5/06/2020 1:18 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers completed 64.9 percent of his first-down passing attempts as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019 - the fifth-best mark in the league.
Huddle Up: During an offseason during which many are suggesting Rivers may be done, this nugget provides some hope. A skeptic could easily say the Chargers' supporting cast is responsible for much of that number, and it is also true that first down is typically when defenses are in the most vanilla coverages. With that said, the Colts don't lack for talent at running back, receiver or tight end either and may boast the best offensive line Rivers has had in his career. As such, Rivers should be serviceable fantasy QB2 in 2020.
Posted: 4/19/2020 1:36 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard wouldn't rule out taking a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft to learn behind QB Philip Rivers, but he said he won't 'force the quarterback position' when making selections. 'It's got to be the right guy, the right fit for us and for our staff and for our organization,' Ballard said. 'So I don't know when that's going to happen, maybe this year, maybe next year, maybe two years from now.'
Posted: 3/29/2020 4:09 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers 'might return to 2018 form' behind one of the league's top offensive lines, in the opinion of Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Rivers struggled with turnovers throughout last season, but he tossed 32 touchdowns to just 12 picks in 2018 and had thrown at least 28 touchdowns in six straight seasons. The Colts don't have a ton of weapons in the passing game, but Rivers could be a serviceable QB2 with a clean pocket to throw from.
Posted: 3/21/2020 5:55 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers' signing with the team was officially announced Saturday, March 21.
Huddle Up: The 38-year-old Rivers is getting a change of scenery after a down year with the Bolts (23 TDs, 20 interceptions), and will back in his familiar QB2 fantasy role for 2020.
Posted: 3/17/2020 7:58 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers' one-year deal is for $25 million, according to a source Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: It had been unsure whether the Colts were looking for a new starter or just a veteran to help push Jacoby Brissett. This deal makes it all but official Rivers will be under center in Week 1, while Brissett will return to a backup role for at least the 2020 season unless dealt elsewhere.
Posted: 3/17/2020 7:48 pm UTC
Free-agent QB Philip Rivers (Chargers) has agreed to a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source Tuesday, March 17. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: Rivers struggled in 2019 while passing for just 23 touchdowns against 20 interceptions. The 38-year-old had thrown for at least 28 TDs in each of the previous six seasons, and he hasn't missed a game since becoming a full-time starter with the then-San Diego Chargers in 2006. His top option will be WR T.Y. Hilton, but the Colts have other work to do in the passing game for Rivers to be considered anything more than a mid-tier QB2.
Posted: 3/17/2020 4:06 am UTC
Free-agent QB Philip Rivers (Chargers) has had discussions with the Indianapolis Colts. While nothing is done, he is the clear target for the team, NFL insider Ian Rapoport said Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Rivers would still have plenty of fantasy appeal if he were to land in Indy, especially hooking up with the dynamic T.Y. Hilton and some of the other solid receiving options for the Colts. Stay tuned.
Posted: 3/03/2020 6:48 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, free-agent QB Philip Rivers (Chargers) isn't a lock to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, according to ESPN's Matthew Berry. The move would go against what general manager Chris Ballard has previously done. A more likely scenario is the team brings in a veteran to compete with QB Jacoby Brissett, opined Berry.
Huddle Up: Rivers is going to be a solid QB2 in fantasy, but his highest upside probably lies with the Colts.