Colts Among Favorites in Odds to Sign Philip Rivers in Free Agency
By Max Staley
Philip Rivers has been a top-tier quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers since taking over for Drew Brees in 2006. But for the first time in Rivers' 16-year career, he won't be suiting up for the Chargers in 2020.
While the Chargers have announced he won't be returning to the team, there's still plenty of uncertainty about where he'll ultimately end up. Interestingly, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently favored to sign Rivers, with odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
While Tampa Bay has emerged as the early front-runner, there's only one other team with odds to sign Rivers in the same neighborhood as the Bucs – the Indianapolis Colts (+200).
Rivers to the Colts almost makes too much sense. For one, Indianapolis' head coach Frank Reich was Rivers' offensive coordinator in both 2014 and 2015. That familiarity could help ease Rivers' transition to a brand-new offense if he does ultimately sign with Indianapolis.
Additionally, while the Colts did sign Jacoby Brissett to a two-year, $30 million extension, he didn't do much to suggest he's the long-term solution for Indianapolis, as he only racked up 2,942 passing yards and 18 TDs in 2019.
The Colts also have one of the most well-balanced rosters in the league. Adding a talent like Rivers to the team could really help push the Colts over the top in 2020.
As for some other notable odds for Rivers, he's available at +500 to retire, and the Las Vegas Raiders and Miami Dolphins are both tied at +1000 to sign the aging signal-caller.
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