Indianapolis Colts – Philip Rivers
The Indianapolis Colts decided this offseason that they would like to spend $40 million at the quarterback position for the 2020 NFL season. The team still owes quite a bit on Jacoby Brissett’s contract, if he stays on the team the Colts will owe him just above $15 million. On top of that, they signed Philip Rivers to a one year deal worth $25 million.
Was signing Rivers a smart idea? From the outside looking in as a Tennessee Titans fan, the deal just doesn’t make a lot of sense. I get that the Colts had some extra money and Rivers has been a good NFL QB. But a 38 year old who has been consistently declining for a few years now isn’t the best bet to win the AFC South.
The Colts have improved in lots of other areas this offseason, and the common theme is that Philip Rivers is going to somehow beat father time and lead the them to the playoffs. I just find it very hard to buy the hype. I think that unless it’s Tom Brady, signing a QB of that age for a one year run isn’t very smart.
The Tennessee Titans defense will get two chances next season to torture Philip Rivers. Hopefully he sees a whole lot of Harold Landry and Vic Beasley during those matchups.