INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is calling it a career.
Rivers, 39, played 17 seasons in the NFL. He spent the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers and joined the Indianapolis Colts prior to the 2020-21 season.
Rivers, an eight-time Pro Bowler, will announce his retirement on Wednesday, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
“It’s just time,” Rivers told the newspaper on Tuesday from his home in Indianapolis. “It’s just right.”
Rivers finishes his career with 244 games played, 63,440 passing yards, 421 touchdown passes, and a 95.2 passer rating.
In a statement to ESPN, Rivers said he was grateful to both the Chargers and the Colts and he thanked God for “allowing me to live out my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL”.
Read his statement here:
Philip Rivers’ statement to ESPN is dadgum tremendous: pic.twitter.com/30KaEFGy0X
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 20, 2021
The Colts thanked Rivers on Twitter:
Thank you, Philip. pic.twitter.com/znBe1x8TJP
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) January 20, 2021