Everyone should know Phillip Rivers by now.
At 38 years old, he has one of the most decorated careers in NFL history.
However, just in case this is the first time you are reading about Rivers, here are three things to know about the new Indianapolis Colts‘ quarterback.
1: A Hall Of Fame Resume
Rivers getting inducted into the Hall of Fame is going to be a debate when Rivers officially retires.
For now, we can debate that here because his numbers are pretty solid.
Rivers was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection during his time in San Diego/Los Angeles.
Rivers threw for 4,615 passing yards with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions through 16 games with the Chargers in 2019.
It was the second-most interceptions he has thrown since 2016 where he threw 21 picks.
His completion percentage was at 66% in 2019 and his career average is 64.7% through 16 seasons.
However, one cannot deny that he has a Hall of Fame resume.
“Phillip Rivers is UNEQUIVOCALLY more Hall of Fame worthy than Eli Manning.”
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) November 13, 2018
2: His Playoff Record Stinks
Did you expect this to be all sunshine and rainbows?
The fact is that Rivers has never “won it all.”
Rivers’ overall playoff record is 4-4 and he has never taken a team to a Super Bowl.
In 2007, Rivers led the Chargers to the AFC Championship Game, but that was it.
The Colts are in “win-now” mode, and their new quarterback has never won it all.
• Phillip Rivers (14 years)
– 4x AFC West titles
– 0x NFL MVP’s
– 1x AFCCG appearance
– 0x SB appearance
– 4-4 all-time playoff record
• Patrick Mahomes (2 years)
– 2x AFC West titles
– 1x NFL MVP
– 2x AFCCG appearance
– 1x SB win
– 1x SB MVP
– 4-1 all-time playoff record pic.twitter.com/8xfytk6NZD
— Sea of Red Nation (@Chiefs__Kingdom) February 10, 2020
3: A Great Guy And Great Dad
This may be hard to believe, but Rivers has nine children.
Rivers married his high school sweetheart, Tiffany Goodwin, in 2001 following his freshman year at NC State.
Since then, the couple have the following children: Halle (16), Caroline (13), Grace (12), Gunner (10), Sarah (8), Peter (7), Rebecca (5), Clare (3), and Anna (1)
When Rivers is not playing football, he devotes a lot of his time to family.
“He always wants to be with us,” said 10-year-old Gunner, via Ricky Henne of chargers.com. “Whenever he’s home, he plays with us and he’s with us all the time. Wherever we go out – we go all kinds of places – random people just come up and ask for his autograph and for pictures. It’s cool. But he’s always there for us.”
The Rivers family is also highly invested in charity work.
In 2011, Rivers was named one of three finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for his work with his charity.
The Rivers of Hope Foundation is an endeavor his wife and he created to help foster children from 2010 to 2012.
The foundation raised more than $1 million for the cause.
In 2014, Rivers was part of the camping to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.