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.
Do you think Rivers is a Hall of Fame caliber quarterback? Let us know your thoughts about the Colts’ new signal caller in the comments!
Rivers is the next in a line of great Indy quarterbacks who are true leaders, and true characters.
If Aaron Rogers had not won his ONE Superbowl, do you think he should not qualify for the HOF? And those in the HOF who never won, like Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, Warren Moon, are they undeserving? Numbers don’t lie, and Rivers is already one of the top 6 QBs of all time, including # who are active and have been starting QBs for two or more years than Rivers: Brady, Brees and Roethlisberger. (Rivers lost 2 years sitting behind Brees). And none of those had Spanos Inc. fumbling the management. Further, Rivers IS famous: the second-longest starting streak ever in the NFL. The most trash-talking — and least swearing player ever in the NFL. As fierce as they come as a competitor, playing on one leg in the AFC Championship. Who doesn’t know Philip Rivers? He just can’t be his own offensive line. He is already famous as a CHARACTER in the NFL, and his numbers overwhelm most HOF quarterbacks: not in longevity, but in QBR and pass completion rates. I’m putting in a buy order on #17 in 2020.