One of Philip Rivers' former teammates believes there is a clear leader for the quarterback's next landing site.
"I think he'll go to the Colts," said Chargers, who ran back Melvin Gordon, in an interview with CBS Sports. "I don't know, that's just my thought."
After 16 seasons with the team, NC State's fourth election in 2004 officially becomes a free agent on March 18. Rivers moved his family to Florida in January, signaling the end of an era with the Chargers, who made an announcement of public separation of routes on February 10.
Rivers started all 16 games last season and completed 66 percent of his passes with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. The Chargers, who ended 5: 11, are expected to pursue 42-year-old Tom Brady should he make the choice.
The move from Rivers initially sparked rumors that he could head to Tampa Bay, but Indianapolis could be an attractive destination for the 38-year-old caller. In addition to a strong offensive line, Rivers worked with Colts 'offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni when he was a member of Chargers' coaching staff from 2013 to 2017.
"He has Nick [Sirianni] There, the offensive coordinator, he came from here, ”said Gordon, who is also a free agent this off-season. "They keep the same game book, so it would be easy, he could come right in and tell the boys what to do, he knows what's going on. That probably fits best."
The Colts still have 27-year-old quarterback Jacoby Brissett in the squad. Brissett signed a $ 30 million two-year deal in 2019 and a $ 21.4 million cap hit ($ 12.5 million dead cap) in 2020.
Brissett, who also played for NC State, was named a starter after Andrew Luck retired on August 24, two weeks before the 2019 season started. He finished with 15.9 percent completion, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions in 15 games.