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Colts Sign Philip Rivers To 1 Year $25 Million

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  • Colts Sign Philip Rivers To 1 Year $25 Million

    Former Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts have reached an agreement on a one-year, $25 million deal.

    Rivers struggled in his final year with the Chargers in 2019. He completed 66% of his passes for 4,615 yards and 23 touchdowns, but he turned the ball over 23 times. Rivers had turned the ball over a combined 24 times the previous two seasons (13 in 2018, 11 in 2017).

    Rivers, who turned 38 in December, leaves the Chargers with a franchise-best 59,271 passing yards and 397 touchdown passes and holds 30 franchise records in all. Rivers earned eight Pro Bowl invitations, tying him with Antonio Gates for the second most by a Charger since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, trailing only Junior Seau's 12 selections.

    In 2014, Rivers became the first player in league history to post five straight games with a passer rating of 120 in a single season. The NC State product also is known for his toughness. His 224-game consecutive starts streak makes him the active leader in the NFL.

    Rivers' 70 games with 300-plus passing yards are good for fourth in NFL history, behind only Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Rivers' 123 regular-season victories as a starter rank ninth in NFL history.

    He was named the 2013 NFL Comeback Player of the year.