2. Tennessee Titans
Philip Rivers does not have a connection to the Tennessee Titans other than the fact that he played them twice last season. However, the Titans are the perfect kind of team that could end up needing Rivers if something goes wrong.
First of all, he would be staying in the AFC South and would not be that far from home in Alabama. That would obviously be a huge plus for Rivers with his family and the transition he would have to make from coaching to suddenly playing.
Second of all, it is a team that could convince itself of a playoff run if they need to go after Rivers. Derrick Henry is the heart of the offense and the hope here would be that the Titans would be getting a veteran quarterback that can pilot the offense and does not have to do too much.
Of course, Ryan Tannehill has been great for Tennessee the last two seasons and it would take an injury to him for the Titans to consider Rivers. It does not matter how bad Tannehill could potentially play, the chances of them simply shifting to Rivers is slim to none.
The chances of them going after Rivers if Tannehill gets hurt might be pretty high, though. The backup quarterback in Tennessee is Logan Woodside and with all due respect to Mr. Woodside, I do not think that is someone who the Titans want piloting a playoff push.
Again, like the other teams, it would take an extra circumstance but the Titans are a playoff team that is one injury away from needing Philip Rivers.