After 17 NFL seasons, Rivers announced to San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee that he is retiring

The 39-year-old has just completed his only season at Indianapolis.Like most aging QBs, it was a high and low season as he got used to his new club after 16 years with the Chargers in San Diego and Los Angeles, Still veteran QB proved in the Colts’ playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills that he could still play

“I can sit here and say, ‘I can still throw it, I love to play,” Rivers told Acee. “But that will always be there I look forward to training high school football”

Rivers had plans to become the head coach for football in St Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Alan after his retirement, the veteran said knowing he would dive right into that gig made his decision easier

“What helped me with this (decision) is a growing desire to train high school soccer,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to do this. It’s grown I can’t wait”

Rivers walks away and sits by the fifth highest yards in NFL history at 63440, fifth highest TDs at 421, and fifth highest pass completions at 5277 The eight-time pro bowler and comeback player of 2013 was an Iron Man who played in 252 straight games, including playoffs. Rivers hadn’t missed a start since taking over as Chargers QB full-time in 2006. Rivers retired at eight consecutive seasons with more than 4000 Pass Yards – the third longest streak in NFL history after only Drew Brees (12) and Matt Ryan (10)

“It was great,” said Rivers of his career, “A little kid from Northern Alabama who grew up wanting to play professional ball I have to do it”

The only problem with running for the Rivers Hall of Fame is the lack of deep postseason runs, but what is noteworthy is that he played through a torn ACL during the Chargers’ AFC championship loss to New England in 2007

The Colts were keen to bring Rivers back for another season, but the veteran QB thought this was the right time to leave

“This is the first year I’ve felt the ending was real,” he said, “We’ve talked about it for other years but we knew we didn’t. This year it felt different. It felt different just seemed right “

The decision now makes the Colts a prime target for any seasoned QB looking for a winning club this off-season The pieces are in Indy to make a deep postseason The question is, is Indy GM Chris Ballard again this time around Correct an experienced caller or get younger

For Rivers, his exit is a loss to the NFL as one of the game’s most memorable characters, from start to finish, there wasn’t anyone quite like Rivers, from his shaky-looking throwing motion and buckaroo stance to his twang-trash Talking and Wrangler clothing

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