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What makes Philip Rivers different from other Colts players, per GM

Philip Rivers, Colts

The Indianapolis Colts made a huge move this offseason with the signing of veteran quarterback Philip Rivers to a one-year $25 million deal. Rivers is set to take over the reigns as the team’s main playmaker in their bid to bounce back from a rather disappointing 2019.

Now, Colts general manager Chris Ballard has nothing but high praises for his new star.

“I don’t know if I’ve been around anybody that loves football more, and I mean lives football,” Ballard told Colin Cowherd in The Herd (Per Stampede Blue “I mean he’s in the building the other day really for the first time, and the second he leaves, I get a 5 minute voice text message from him about all of these ideas.”

Ballard also mentioned that the familiarity between Rivers and head coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni will definitely help their cause. The two had previously coached the QB in San Diego, so there won’t be a lot of adjustments needed from the Colts.

“I mean this guy, he loves (foot)ball. He loves being a great teammate. I mean those things are important to him, and his energy… even at 38 years old, I mean you wouldn’t know that this guy wasn’t a first-year rookie the way his passion is, his energy is, for football,” the Colts GM said.

It’s no question that Colts gained an important piece in their roster by signing the eight-time Pro Bowler. Philip Rivers had a fantastic career with the Chargers since he was drafted in 2004. He has led the league multiple times in different statistics, so surely, the 16-year vet will give the Indianapolis offense a huge boost.