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Former long-time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who retired from the NFL after the 2020 season after 17 seasons, has expressed his desire to return to the league.
Rivers has already contacted the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins about coming out of retirement late in the 2022 season according to NFL Network’s Rich Eisen
This is not the first time that Rivers has almost came out of retirement. The New Orleans Saints attempted to sign Philip as an emergency ahead of Week 16 of the 2021 season against the Dolphins, but he chose to stay retired. Rivers has basically been a free to sign with anyone since retiring in 2020.
Rivers’ Career in NFL
Rivers spent 16 seasons with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers before playing his final season with the Indianapolis Colts. He is a eight-time Pro Bowl selection and ranked fifth in NFL history in career passing yards and touchdown passes. Rivers has thrown for over 63,000 yards and 421 touchdowns in his career.
Steve Harvey hosted the NFL Honors show in 2021 following Rivers’ retirement, and perfectly predicted that Rivers will return to the NFL… for a very unexpected reason.
Steve Harvey literally called it 🤣https://t.co/7mUeXhb0DA pic.twitter.com/wB93Dp4ZpB
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 6, 2023