Veteran quarterback Philip Rivers is retiring from football, completing a stellar 17 year career.
Rivers, who ranks 5th in NFL history with 63,440 passing yards, has had a noteworthy career, despite never having played in a Super Bowl. While accomplishing what he deems to be his “childhood dream’ of playing in the NFL, he follows behind Drew Brees, this pro comes in fifth in the league’s history with 421 touchdown passes, following just behind Brady, Brees, Manning and Favre.
After 17 seasons, the pro footballer made his retirement announcement on a day of significant value. Not only is it the Roman Catholic Church’s feast day for the St. Sebastian – the patron saint for athletes, but also 13 years exactly after Rivers played with a torn ACL in the AFC Championship when the Patriots defeated the Chargers.
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Rivers holds the Chargers and the cities of San Diego and Los Angeles close to his heart, and he wouldn’t feel right retiring from any other team. After 16 years as a Chargers record holder, he states, “I’m looking forward to retiring a Charger when the time is right so that will come when the new league year comes. That time will come sometime in March.” Rivers paved the way for his own niche in the NFL and finished hard with one of the best final seasons for a quarterback in the history of the league.
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Philadelphia Eagles seeking trade for quarterback Carson Wentz
League sources have confirmed that the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to trade quarterback Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first-rounder. While the Philadelphia Eagles are set to have the 85th overall pick this year, Wentz needs to play at least 75% of the Colts’ offensive snaps for the 2022 conditional pick to convey to a first-rounder.
The Colts and Eagles remain engaged in trade talks for Wentz, but the Colts are not changing their initial offer made to the Eagles more than a week ago according to Zak Keefer of The .
According to ESPNs Adam Scheffer and Chris Mortensen, the Eagles are supposedly seeking a trade package similar to that of the Detroit Lions receiving Matthew Stafford, where they received quarterback Jared Goff, two future first-round picks and a 2021 third-round pick.
The ask for quarterback Wentz is seemingly stirring up some resistance, taking into consideration that Wentz is one of the NFLs worst starting quarterbacks, going 3-8-1 before being replaced by rookie Jalen Hurts. Michael Lombardi of The Athletic reports that a team source said the asking price for Wentz was “ridiculous, laughable and not worth countering.”