Philip Rivers Retiring from NFL

Philip Rivers has announced his retirement from the NFL. “It’s just time,” Rivers told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “It’s just right.”

Rivers also sent the following statement to Adam Schefter:

There are a couple of ways this could ultimately go. I could honestly see this being a Brett Favre situation where Rivers gets the "itch" to play again as the days get longer and warmer. He played pretty well for the Colts this past year. While right now most teams in the league have set quarterback situations, if a team calls and begs him to play, would he say no?

Rivers will also be sought for the broadcast booth. He was described to Front Office Sports as potentially being the "next Tony Romo." We shall see sooner or later if he retired now because he has an announcing gig on the horizon.

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Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.