There are a number of quarterbacks who hit free agency this offseason. While some are probably not going to change teams (Drew Brees), the Colts could have their eyes on some of these guys.
Jacoby Brissett had a rough start to his career as a starting quarterback. The team came finished with a 2-7 record over the second half of the season. Because of his poor play, it leaves the door open for another guy to come in and take the job.
With that in mind, we take a look at some guys who could fit that mold. We start with Philip Rivers, who just permanently moved his family out of San Diego. That would indicate that his time with the Chargers is finished and he is looking to play somewhere else.
Rivers has made the Pro Bowl 8 times in his career and made it most recently as 2017. This past year, he threw for 4,615 yards along with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. There were times at the end of the year where he was trying to mount a comeback and would throw a back-breaking pick.
That’s the biggest knock on Rivers; his turnovers. He seemed to have a big drop off in that regard from 2018 to 2019. He also will be 39 next year, so he’s not a spring chicken. If the Colts were to sign him, they would have to be confident that their roster is Super Bowl-caliber around him.
Because of that, it doesn’t seem likely that Rivers will be playing in Indianapolis anytime soon. He has maybe two years left in the tank and the Colts are too young of a team to win now. Rivers doesn’t elevate those around him enough to make up for that gap.
It wouldn’t surprise me if they just took a look at him to do their due diligence. But signing him would be a big surprise.