Colts QB Philip Rivers already has gig lined up for post-NFL career
Philip Rivers’ post-NFL, post-Indianapolis Colts career is set.
On Friday, St. Michael Catholic High School announced that Rivers will take over as head coach of its football program as soon as the veteran quarterback decides to conclude his remarkable professional career.
“It’s a special day for me and my family really. I will probably get a little emotional,” said Rivers at the introductory press conference, adding,
“I had two childhood dreams. One was to play in the NFL, and I’m now going into my 17th season. The other was to be a high school football coach as my dad was. How blessed am I to be able to live both of those out!”
Rivers signed a one-year, $25M deal with the Indianapolis Colts in March. As for the burning question of when will he begin his Cardinals coaching stint, the eight-time Pro Bowler indicated that he still has plenty left in the tank to continue playing in the NFL:
“I think it is a one year at a time deal. You get to 38 and play as long as I have. I’ve expressed publicly and the Colts have said too they hope it’s more than one year. But we take it one year at a time. I love playing. When that time does end, you will get the same passion and work ethic at this school and community that I’ve poured into my career.”
Rivers, the fourth overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft, spent 16 seasons with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers and was an integral part of the franchise’s success, leading the Bolts to five AFC West titles.