Philip Rivers not ruling out late-season return to NFL

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Philip Rivers says he is not closing the doors to the NFL this season; The 39-year-old said, “I’ll just be ready … I don’t predict what I will play in December or January, for that matter. First, you have to have someone who wants you, and second, it has to be right. ”

Philip Rivers is set to start his first season as Alabama high school head coach, but the eight-time Pro Bowl quarterback does not rule out a return to the NFL later this season.

“I’ll just be ready,” Rivers said. “I want to make sure I’m very clear: I’m not predicting what will play in December or January, for that matter. First, you must have someone who wants you, and second, it must be right.

“But I haven’t completely ruled out that.”

Air conditioning can be a problem if Rivers isn’t in NFL training camp. He pointed out that he is currently not in a playful way.

“I’m not quite there,” Rivers said. “I’m going back there. I wouldn’t have gained weight if I had to show up (to training camp) last week, that’s for sure. The balls are here in this heat. It’s not that hard to lather well.”

Rivers coaches St. Michael’s Catholic High School in Fairhope, Alabama, while the Indianapolis Colts, his team last season, are in a precarious situation with a quarterback.

Carson Wentz, the quarterback who was replaced by Rivers in the starting lineup, will concede 12 weeks after foot surgery. The unproven Jacob Eason could be a week 1 starter.

Rivers recorded 4,169 passing yards and 24 passes during the game due to an aching toe injury in 2020. He led the Colts to an 11-5 record and the playoffs, but the Buffalo Bills overtook the Colts 27-24 in the wildcard round. …

Rivers spent the first 16 seasons of his Chargers career – 13 seasons in San Diego, three in Los Angeles.

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