The 2020 NFL offseason could set the league on fire. Several veteran quarterbacks are being tempted to move to a new home.
Philip Rivers is one of them. Although technically, he was forced to look for a new team after the LA Chargers informed him, he wouldn’t be back next year.
With Tom Brady also in the open market, Rivers is not the biggest name in the free agency. His future might be attached to what Brady does, and that makes a lot more interesting.
Philip Rivers’ tenure with the Chargers:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 10, 2020
* 59,271 passing yards (franchise record)
* 397 passing TD (franchise record)
* Led team to 123 wins
* 8x Pro Bowler
* 224 straight starts (ZERO ever missed)
* 2013 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
A Bolts legend forever.
I found betting odds on the possible landing spots for Rivers and his nine kids. Let’s take a look at the NFL teams that could pick up Rivers:
Which Team Will Sign Phillip Rivers?
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers +150
What About Current QB Jameis Winston?
First, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers needs to make up their mind about the present and future of QB Jameis Winston.
In my mind, the team’s first option is Winston. However, his salary demands will be a vital factor in determining if the Buccaneers decide to bring him back.
Winston threw 30 interceptions last season, becoming the only QB in the history of the NFL to do so. Philip Rivers threw 20 picks in 2019. He is 12 years older than Jameis, which makes it a fair point to ask if they will be trading up if they sign Philip.
Chicago Bears +500
The Chicago Bears are an attractive landing spot for Philip Rivers. The team hasn’t appeared as one of the franchises interested in Tom Brady. That gives Rivers the edge to be “the guy.”
Chicago has a good team that was handcuffed last season by the erratic throws of QB Mitch Trubisky. If we are honest, the Bears haven’t said out loud that they are looking to move on from Trubisky. However, I’m sure if an attractive option comes by, like Rivers, they would consider it.
Carolina Panthers +600
The Carolina Panthers situation is similar to the Buccaneers. Before thinking about Rivers, they need to handle things at home with Cam Newton.
Just days ago, the new Panthers’ owner David Tepper mentioned:
It’s a question of how healthy he is.
I’m one of those who believe Newton won’t be going anywhere. There is a new head coach in town in Matt Rhule. He needs a familiar leader to send his message across.
But also, OC Joe Brady took the job to work with Newton. Brady was the play-caller that helped QB Joe Burrow break all the records with LSU last season.
Indianapolis Colts +600
I do find the Indianapolis Colts scenario interesting for Philip Rivers. The Colts are the only team that doesn’t have a legitimate option at the QB position from the ones in this list.
QB Jacoby Brissett has played the role of a firefighter all his career, and it was never more evident than last season. He had to step in as the primary QB after Andrew Luck abruptly retired from the NFL.
Yet, Brissett also showed he’s not a QB1 type of player. The Colts didn’t make the playoffs because they couldn’t win the key games. Their offense simply could not score enough points on most Sundays.
Rivers Could Make The Colts Playoff Contenders Again
Philip Rivers would be a viable option to take this team a bit further.
Just before Luck retired, we were all talking about how Indianapolis was a legit contender to make a run in the AFC. With Rivers under center, those aspirations might be back.
The +600 odds of Rivers signing with the Indianapolis Colts present the most valuable scenario out there.