It looks like the Colts’ QB has his post-playing career plans figured out. Rivers will be a high school coach when his career ends…whenever that is.
Philip Rivers signed a one-year deal to play with the Colts. It may or may not be the final year of his career. At the age of 38, his career is clearly year-to-year. If he plays well in 2020, he might sign on for another year with the Colts. If not, he has his post-playing career plans figured out.
Once Rivers is done playing football, he will be a high school coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Alabama. He will continue to use his football knowledge well after his playing days are over. Being a high school coach seems like a good fit for him.
Rivers has talked over the course of his career about how much his faith has impacted his life. It only makes sense that he would become the head coach at a Catholic school once he decides to hang it up. He wants to impact kids in a way other than football too.
As for when this job might take effect, that’s anyone’s guess. It will depend on how well Rivers plays this season. It wouldn’t make a lot of sense for Rivers to only play one more year, so the safe bet is that he plays at least two years.
After that, he probably will end up calling it quits and ends up being the coach at the high school. He would be 40 years old at that time and his skills would probably be diminished.