Philip Rivers is one of several big-name quarterbacks who will be on the move when free agency begins next month.
The veteran NFL quarterback and the Los Angeles Chargers announced a parting of ways earlier this month. Rivers had played for the Chargers since 2004, but he'll be playing for a new franchise when the 2020 season begins.
"After stepping back a bit from last season, we reconnected with Philip and his representatives to look at how 2019 played out, assess our future goals, evaluate the current state of the roster and see if there was a path forward that made sense for both parties," general manager Tom Telesco said. "As we talked through various scenarios, it became apparent that it would be best for Philip and the Chargers to turn the page on what has truly been a remarkable run."
Rivers, 38, is reportedly committed to playing in 2020. The former N.C. State quarterback reportedly believes he can play for at least two more seasons. Multiple NFL franchises are expected to have interest in signing him.
NBC Sports' Peter King believes there's one team that could be a "perfect fit" for the longtime Chargers quarterback.
"I think two teams make the most sense, in this order: Indianapolis and Carolina. Rivers would be perfect for the Colts. He sat in the quarterback room in San Diego from 2013 to 2015 with Colts coach Frank Reich (QB coach, coordinator) and Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni (offensive quality control, QB coach)—and averaged 31 touchdown passes and 14 picks a year," King wrote on Monday morning.
Sirianni has reportedly been "openly recruiting" Rivers to Indianapolis. Rivers' former running back, Melvin Gordon, believes that's where he'll end up.
Tampa Bay has been mentioned as a potential landing spot, too. Rivers' family relocated to Florida earlier this offseason.