Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers announced that he will retire after 17 seasons in the NFL. The 39-year-old quarterback completed 68% of his throws for 4,169 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 16 starts this season, and led the Colts to an 11-5 record before losing to the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs.
Rivers spent the first 16 years of his career with the Los Angeles Chargers. He signed a one-year, $25 million contract last off-season with the Colts. The QB ranks No. 5 all-time in passing yards and touchdown passes, and has started in 240 consecutive games to end his career, the second-longest streak for a quarterback in NFL history.
Rivers will take over as the head football coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Ala., He announced last May that he would assume that role after he retired from his NFL career, saying, “I can sit here and say, ‘I can still throw it. I love to play. But that’s always going to be there. I’m excited to go coach high school football.”
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