Former San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is currently in the midst of his first go-round as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. With Rivers leading his new team to nine wins already this season, Indianapolis would be in the playoffs if the 2020-21 NFL regular season ended today.
However, the veteran signal-caller is now 39 years old and isn’t getting any younger as the years go by, which could mean that Rivers could decide to hang up his cleats at any point in the near future if he so chooses.
“It really hasn’t changed [since March],’’ Rivers recently said of his future in both with the Colts and the NFL in general, via Mike Chappell of FOX 59. “Next year and those things will come when the time’s right.’’
As it stands today, Rivers and the Colts would slot in as the AFC’s No. 6 seed in the playoffs, which would lead to a road matchup against the surging Buffalo Bills, the No. 3 seed in the conference standings.
It is worth noting, though, that the Colts could still very well move up in the AFC South division and ultimately host a playoff game in 2020-21. Both Indianapolis and rivals Tennessee Titans, another 9-4 team, remain neck and neck heading into Week 15.
The Colts and Titans already split the series season, though the latter currently own the tiebreaker over Indianapolis through 14 weeks of regular season action. In order for Philip Rivers and his to win the division, Indianapolis will need to finish at least one game ahead of Tennessee come Week 17.