Colts QB Philip Rivers opens up on why he didn’t consider opting out

Philip Rivers, Frank Reich, Colts
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Philip Rivers could not be more excited to get the 2020 NFL season started with his new team. After signing a one-year, $25 million contract in free agency with the Indianapolis Colts, the star veteran quarterback has opened up on some interesting things.

At the top of everyone’s interests is which players will opt out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Colts have lost a few players due to opting out, Rivers never considered that option.

He opened up a bit about his thoughts on the matter and explained why he didn’t consider opting out of the upcoming season.

“I think that this point, making that decision (to opt out) for me would have been making the decision to be done, period — you know, retiring — which is nowhere on my mind.”

The 2020 season seems to bode well for the veteran quarterback. He is coming off of a rough season with the Los Angeles Chargers, but the Colts offered him a very intriguing opportunity.

Not only is it a fresh start for Rivers, he will also be playing behind one of the top offensive lines in football. Led by superstar Quenton Nelson, Rivers will be given more protection than the has had in a long time. That should result in a much better season.

During the 2019 season, Rivers completed 66 percent of his pass attempts for 4,615 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions. Obviously, the interception number is concerning, but the Colts believe he will turn things around in a big way.

Expect to see Philip Rivers out to prove a point this season. He has familiarity with the Colts’ coaching staff and is primed for a big bounce-back year. Rivers is all-in for this season and it should be a fun year for fans in Indianapolis.

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