The season of the NFL reaches decisive phases, and only 4 teams remain alive in the race for the Vince Lombardi trophy. While waiting for the Conference Finals, the great Philip Rivers He has announced his retirement through a statement. The historic quarterback of the Chargers, with passage through Colts in this last campaign, he ends his career after 17 years. Now he’s embarking on a new adventure as a college football coach.
The goodbye of a historical
“Every year, January 20 is a special and emotional day. It is the feast of San Sebastián, the day I played in the AFC championship without an ACL, and now is the day that after 17 seasons, I announce my retirement from the NFL. Thank God for allowing me to live my childhood dream of playing quarterback in the NFL»Says the statement from Philip Rivers.
The quarterback showed his eternal gratitude to the franchises he played for and their respective fans. «I am grateful to the Chargers for 16 seasons and Colts for the 17th season. Thanks to all my coaches who helped me grow as a player and as a person. Thanks to the support staff. I appreciate that opposing defenses make it physically and mentally challenging every week… I also enjoyed the jokes. I appreciate the referees for putting up with all my fuss. I think he was right most of the time! “
“Thank you to the fans in San Diego and across the country who clapped and booed. A special thanks to my teammates. Hands down my favorite part of the game, being a teammate. Lastly, thanks to my wife and best friend Tiffany, and our children Halle, Caroline, Grace, Gunner, Sarah, Peter, Rebecca, Clare, and Anna. I couldn’t have done it without the unwavering support of all of you. As my playing career comes to an end, the next chapter begins »closed the QB.
Figures by Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers hang up the uniform and leave numbers for the story. At 39, he is the fifth quarterback with the most passing yards in the history of the NFL (63,440). In addition, he is the fifth QB with the most passes to touchdown (421). In both lists he is second only to legends of the stature of Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.
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