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Colts ‘make the most sense’ for Philip Rivers in free agency

Philip Rivers, Colts

Around this time a year ago, the Indianapolis Colts didn’t think they would be in need of a quarterback within a year.

But Andrew Luck announced his sudden retirement a couple of weeks before the 2019 NFL campaign began, and Jacoby Brissett did not show enough this past season to give the Colts confidence in him moving forward.

As a result, Indianapolis is exploring its options under center, and one such option could be Philip Rivers.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says that the Colts make a whole lot of sense for Rivers in free agency, noting that Indy has a great offensive line and that a whole lot of people think the 38-year-old is going to end up in Indianapolis.

Rivers has spent his entire career with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, but the Chargers revealed earlier this month that they would be moving on from him.

The North Carolina State product is coming off of a season in which he threw for 4,615 yards, 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions while completing 66 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 88.5, ending a streak of three straight Pro Bowl appearances.

Rivers penchant for turning the ball over severely undermined Los Angeles’ offense in 2019, playing a rather large role in the Chargers’ disappointing 5-11 campaign.

The Colts have numerous weapons on offense, particularly in the form of wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and running back Marlon Mack. They also have ample cap room heading into free agency and should be able to land a couple of more players.