Earlier Tuesday morning, Tom Brady announced he’s moving on from the New England Patriots. But he’s not the only veteran quarterback changing teams heading into the 2020 season.
The Los Angeles Chargers and star quarterback Philip Rivers agreed to part ways earlier this offseason. Just a few months later, the longtime Chargers starting quarterback knows where he’ll play next.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rivers signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport confirmed the move, and reported the deal is for around $25 million.
It’s not a surprising move after reports linked Rivers and the Colts ever since he left Los Angeles. Rivers will likely take over the starting role for former starter Jacoby Brissett.
Here’s the news from Schefter.
Former Chargers' QB Philip Rivers and the Colts reached agreement on a 1-year deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Rivers threw for over 4,000 yards during the 2019 season, but was cavalier with the football.
The eight-time Pro Bowler through 20 interceptions during the season, while adding just 23 touchdowns. His 3.4-percent interception rate was tied for second worst of his career as starter.
Indianapolis is in “win-now” mode and clearly think Rivers is the quarterback that can lead the team to success in the AFC South.
He’ll have the chance to prove the Chargers made a mistake letting him go.