In his postgame press conference following the Indianapolis Colts loss in Buffalo on Saturday, a teary-eyed Philip Rivers said he will either be wearing blue and white in 2021 or coaching high school football.
He wants to stick around Lucas Oil Stadium.
When asked if he wanted Rivers as his starting quarterback, Frank Reich was on board.
So it begs the question, should Chris Ballard have Rivers sign the dotted line for one last go-around at his first Super Bowl?
Jeff Saturday stopped by The Fan Morning Show on Monday for his weekly conversation with Jeff Rickard, Big Joe Staysniak, and Kevin Bowen. He told the guys that he thinks the Colts should be patient on making the quarterback decision.
“You would do yourself a disservice by not waiting to see what happens in free agency and looking at who is available,” Saturday said. “There will be trade opportunities and guys that want to get out of some teams. From a Colts position, they are so good in so many areas that I think patience pays. If Rivers is the best option, I’d be completely comfortable.”
Rivers finished the campaign with 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
But after he led Indianapolis to the 34-31 overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers in late November, the ratio was 13 TD’s to just 4 picks.
Is Rivers worth another year at 25 million? Maybe not to that extent. However, more than anything this season, he showed he’s far from done.
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