Phillip Rivers has moved his home to Florida, and likely just hours from Louisiana, could the New Orleans Saints make a move for the veteran QB?
The New Orleans Saints do not have a quarterback on their roster at the moment.
While I’m not suggesting Phillip Rivers is the answer, the Saints could be facing a few issues if Drew Brees, who will announce his decision to return or retire in the next month or so, opts for the latter.
Given Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill’s situation, it wouldn’t be shocking to see them sign elsewhere with large offers likely on the way. Could that mean Phillips Rivers may have a shot at the job in New Orleans?
According to Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt, the Chargers have both moved on from Rivers and Rivers has moved his home from Los Angeles to Florida. Where is Florida was not disclosed, but the Tampa Bay Bucs were the team that Gantt named when discussing Rivers.
Having played for the San Diego/LA Chargers since 2004, Rivers has eight Pro Bowl appearances including three in the last four seasons. He has had a Hall of Fame-like career, and unlike Eli Manning, Rivers is not ready to call it quits.
However, with the Chargers having moved on from the 38-year-old, another team will have to take their chance on him. Rivers threw for 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions last season. That’s tough and will likely hurt his marketability.
His recent stretch of poor play is one reason Saints’ fans have little interest in bringing in an aging and deteriorating quarterback. But, if the Saints could retain their talent and bring in Rivers to even his 2018 self, they would have another solid shot at the Super Bowl.
This will be a development to continue to watch as the free agency period will start on March 18.