Former teammates, competitors and media have weighed in with reaction to Philip Rivers announcing his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after 17 seasons:
Congrats to that boy rivers gone miss the competition and trash talking .— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) January 20, 2021
I’ll never forget lining up for a play and Phil pointing to one of our linebackers and telling him he was lined up wrong based off the blitz we were about to run and being 100% correct about it haha.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 20, 2021
One of the smartest I’ve ever played against and a hell of a competitor. https://t.co/1AZxyvDafu
Philip, what a career! An amazing competitor, winner & family man. It’s been fun to compete against u & watch u do your thing for so many years.— BigBen7.com (@_BigBen7) January 20, 2021
I know countless kids have been inspired by u & will benefit from your coaching & football knowledge in the future. God bless! — Ben. pic.twitter.com/KsZ7L5TjaR
Philip Rivers career:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 20, 2021
* 5th most passing yards ever: 63,440
* 5th most passing TD ever: 421
* 8X Pro Bowler
Perhaps most impressively: 252 straight starts. Never missed a game.
Rivers played through a *TORN ACL* in the 2007 AFC Championship.