Philip Rivers' Most Likely Free Agency Destination Shifts From Buccaneers to Colts

Jason Schandl
Philip Rivers' most likely free agent destination is now the Colts, according to the betting lines.
Philip Rivers' most likely free agent destination is now the Colts, according to the betting lines. / David Eulitt/Getty Images
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The 2020 offseason promises to truly shake up the NFL landscape. There are at least two quarterbacks likely to be drafted within the top five picks, and a huge number of veteran QBs are hitting free agency. This might even be the end of Tom Brady's tenure with the New England Patriots.

One player that will certainly need a new home is Philip Rivers, who the Los Angeles Chargers have already announced they're not re-signing.

Still just a year removed from Andrew Luck's sudden retirement, the Indianapolis Colts have emerged as sizable -160 favorites to sign Rivers for the 2020 season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

As recently as Monday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were favored to sign Rivers, but with much less dramatic odds of +170. The Colts' odds ranked second, as +200 underdogs.

Rivers has a history with Colts' head coach Frank Reich, who was offensive coordinator for the Chargers in 2014 and 2015 — when Rivers threw for a combined 9,078 yards and 60 touchdowns.

The Colts may not offer the exciting weapons that the Bucs do, with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, but they're a well-rounded team that has a strong supporting cast. T.Y. Hilton remains a terrific receiving threat when healthy, and Marlon Mack just had his first 1,000-yard season while running behind one of the league's best offensive lines.

Interestingly, FanDuel Sportsbook gives the Colts and the Buccaneers identical odds to win their respective conferences this season, with the Colts at +1800 to win the AFC and the Bucs at +1800 to win the NFC.

Expect these free agency odds to continue shifting dramatically until we start to see some of the QB dominoes fall.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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