Saturday, April 10

Phillip Rivers NFL career in 30 stories – The Athletic

Screaming at (and nearly fighting) Von Miller. Teammates who hated him, then loved him. Playing linebacker in high school. Teaching beat writers how to watch film. Taking pain-killing shots in his ribs just to play.

These are the scenes behind Philip Rivers’ inimitable life in football, from lifelong friends, coaches, rivals, teammates and the quarterback himself:

1. He waited for the call while his bare feet hugged the white sand of the Florida Panhandle, while his kids splashed in the Gulf of Mexico and his wife stood by his side.

“Goll-ee,” Philip Rivers says, looking back on those first few hours of free agency, “you just wanted it all figured out in a hurry.”

It felt strange, he remembers, shopping for a new team after 16 years with one franchise, not knowing where Tom Brady was headed, not knowing if Drew Brees was coming back, not knowing if there was a club out there that wanted a 38-year-old quarterback with…

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