The Indianapolis Colts made the aggressive move to sign veteran star quarterback Philip Rivers to a one-year deal worth $25 million. It was a move that the team feels will help put them back on track to be a contender in the AFC. With Tom Brady gone, many teams feel they have a legitimate chance.
Count head coach Frank Reich in as someone who is ecstatic about the addition of Rivers. He boldly stated that he thinks the Colts’ new quarterback is a future Hall of Famer in a quote shared by Stephen Holder of The Athletic.
Rivers has had an impressive NFL career thus far and has a chance to have a resurgent season in 2020. Indianapolis can offer Rivers a much better offensive line and an offense that he is familiar with.
As many know, Rivers has worked with Reich and Colts’ offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni in the past. That familiarity will help him hit the ground running in Indianapolis in an offseason that will be shortened due to the coronavirus.
Many fans have been concerned about Rivers being 38 years old and having a 20-interception season in 2019. However, he also completed 66 percent of his passes for 4,615 yards and 23 touchdowns. Those number should give fans some peace of mind.
We will have to wait and see if Rivers ends up going into the Hall of Fame when his career is over. First, however, he will need to tackle his new challenge with the Colts. If he can get back to putting up big numbers and help lead Indianapolis to contention, he would definitely help his cause.
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