The long-awaited rumors about the Indianapolis Colts signing a veteran quarterback in free agency is over.
According to Adam Schefter, the Colts are signing long-time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
Former Chargers’ QB Philip Rivers and the Colts reached agreement on a 1-year deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
The #Colts agree to terms with QB Philip Rivers on a 1-year deal worth $25M, though Indy has the franchise tag for 2021 if it needs. pic.twitter.com/QeL3cVC5xF
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Despite entering next season at 38-years old, Rivers is one of the best passers in the league.
The Colts have one of the best offensive lines in football.
Even though Rivers did not have the best line to protect him in recent years, he has still produced at a high level.
Most Passing TDs since 2017
Russell Wilson – 100
Tom Brady – 85
Kirk Cousins – 83
Philip Rivers – 83
Drew Brees – 82
Jared Goff – 82
Matt Ryan – 81
Carson Wentz – 81
Patrick Mahomes – 76
Dak Prescott – 74
Deshaun Watson – 71
Jameis Winston – 71
Matthew Stafford – 69
— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) February 24, 2020
Rivers left the Chargers after 16 years with 59,271 career passing yards and 297 touchdowns.NEXT: Updates: Colts Out On Tom Brady; Does Cam Newton Affect Rivers Deal?