Get to know the Indianapolis Colts’ new quarterback Philip Rivers as a warrior, teammate, and man, and you’ll know more of what to expect from him in the Colts’ 2020 season.
I’m not writing this with deep knowledge of the 2020 Colts. But I am a Philologist. Normally, philology is a study of language: its origin, development, and dynamics. Since 2004, my Philology is Phil Rivers: his origin, his development, and his dynamics.
Here’s the scenario: a highly accomplished quarterback grows older, and his physical ability is being questioned by many, both nationally and in-house. His team lets the face of the franchise go, but another team, sensing a window to win, and with a strong ground game to take pressure off the passer, takes a chance on the old lion, hoping he will be the catalyst.
I refer of course to Peyton Manning.
Colts fans who disdain Rivers, citing his stats last year perhaps should remember that the fading Manning in his final year with the Broncos, had 17 interceptions, only 9 TDs and a passer rating of 67.9 — and of course, that was the year the Broncos won the Super Bowl. So take heart, concerned Colts fans. Philip isn’t Peyton, but he isn’t Ryan Leaf, either. Rivers has been elite in the most important quarterback stats, and as recently as 2018:
Just two seasons ago, Phil was ranked 5th in quarterback rating, topping Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Dak Prescott, Ben Roethlisberger, and so on.
In chemistry, an element that, when added to another, transforms both into a singular new element is called a catalyst. The same is true in team chemistry. Philip Rivers will be the catalyst from the first day of practice — whenever that turns out to be. What follows are the..