The time has come, my father Al-Watanit.
the man who Screaming good-natured He was famous as his highly unconventional and highly effective throws attached to his helmet to place a different hat.
Philip Rivers, who came to San Diego on a Recruiting Day deal in 2004 and played quarterback for the Chargers except for his final season in the NFL, will announce his retirement today.
“The time has come,” Rivers told Union-Tribune late Tuesday night from his home in Indianapolis, where he ended his only season with Colts earlier this month. “This is absolutely true.”
Rivers, who wore 17th throughout his 17 seasons, I played in 244 matches, 240 final start of these without interruption. This streak is the second longest streak ever made by an NFL midfielder behind Brett Favre, 297.
His retirement comes 13 years after the day Rivers played the Asian Championship match against the New England Patriots just six days after undergoing surgery to remove a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
It is a day dear to long-practicing Catholics, as January 20 is Saint Sebastian’s Day of the Roman Catholic Church. Sebastian is often referred to as the patron saint of athletes.
Rivers, 39, finished his career fifth overall with 63,440 yards and 421 touchdown passes.
“I can sit here and say,” I can still throw it. Rivers said. “But that will always be there. I’m excited to go the high school soccer coach.”
Rivers Appointment as Principal Football Coach at St. Michael’s Catholic High School In Fairhope, Ala. , Effective upon retirement, and was announced last May. Tuesday night talked about being on campus in time to get to know his players before spring soccer.
“What helped me reach this (decision) was the growing desire to coach football in high school,” he said. “That’s what I’ve always wanted to do. It’s been growing. I can’t wait.
Rivers’ father, Steve, trained him in high school. Rivers’ eldest son, Junner, is in seventh grade.
Rivers helped lead the Colts to the standard 11-5 berth and playoffs this season, surpassing 4,000 yards for the eighth and 12th consecutive season.The tenth Time in his career. His last pass was Hill Mary at Buffalo not reaching the finish area in Colts’ 27-24 loss to Beals in the AFC Wild Card match.
This was the seventh trip in the playoff match as a starting quarterback player for Rivers, who never made it to the Super Bowl. He took on the starting stint in 2006 and went to playoffs with Shippers six times, including each year from ’06 to 09 and again in ’13 when the team was in San Diego.
Rivers said of his career, “It was amazing.” “A little kid from Northern Alabama who grew up and wants to play professional ball. I have to do it.”
While he says he’s “100 percent peaceful” with his decision, Rivers knows he’s going to miss the camaraderie in the locker room and get-together, matching wit and word exchange (always a G-class at the end) with defenses and little things like hitting helmets with his offensive navigators before the first series. From the match.
He spoke fondly of San Diego, where the family lived when eight of his nine children were born. Even after the chargers moved to Los Angeles in 2017, Rivers traveled to home games from his home in North County.
“I wouldn’t have chosen San Diego,” he said. “Not because I didn’t like it. I didn’t know that. I’m grateful. God put us there.”
What Rivers sees as a divine trend came in the form of a trade that sent Ellie Manning to the New York Giants after the shipper first picked him up overall.
It was prayer, meditation, and conversation since the season’s end that convinced Rivers that the time had come.
He said, “This is the first year that I felt the ending was real.” “We talked about it in other years, but we knew we didn’t. This year it felt different … … it just seemed right.”