Philip Rivers: 3 places QB could play after leaving Chargers

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SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 is congratulated by quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts at the end of the football game at Qualcomm Stadium October 14, 2013, in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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I mentioned this as a possibility shortly after the 2019 season ended and it’s still the most logical spot for Rivers to go.

The Colts have Jacoby Brissett in place, but they are not in a position where they have to keep him as a starter. He was thrust into that role after the sudden, shocking retirement of Andrew Luck. Brissett is likely best off as a backup quarterback.

In Indianapolis, what Rivers does well (drop back and throw the ball) would work due to the team’s strong offensive line. The Colts can hold up in pass protection and the Colts’ offense is not one where the quarterback must get outside the pocket and make plays or run RPOs 90 percent of the time.

Many felt that the Colts were a Super Bowl contender going into the 2019 year but the retirement of Luck gave the team an unforeseen obstacle that it could just not overcome.

The Colts have one of the best deep threats in the league in T.Y. Hilton but would likely need to add some more weapons to give Rivers a real shot to win it all. But the team could even use its first-round pick (No. 13 overall) on a quarterback such as Jordan Love to sit behind Rivers and learn to become a pro quarterback.

The Colts make a lot of sense for Rivers.

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