The new Colts Philip Rivers has been named head coach at St. Michael Catholic High School. Yes, the quarterback who is signed to the Indianapolis Colts obviously does not have plans to continue playing in the NFL after this season.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers recently signed a one-year deal with the team. However, he has already started making plans for the future. Rivers was named the head football coach at St. Michael Catholic High School on Friday.
“It’s a special day for me and my family, really,” Rivers said in a news conference, his voice breaking. “I know I’m going to get a little emotional. I had two childhood dreams. One was to play in the NFL, and I’ve been able to do that now going into my 17th season and I still love that. The other is to be a high school football coach as my dad did. … How blessed am I to be able to live both of those out, one on the tail end and one in the beginning stages.”
Colts Philip Rivers Is Ready for Retirement
The 38-year-old Rivers did not say if he plans to retire at the end of the season. Does anything else make sense? When he signed with the Colts, he said he was taking it one year at a time. He was an all-state quarterback for his father, Steve Rivers, at Athens (Ala.) High School before going to play at NC State. What will Rivers be doing next season?
Rivers has two sons and seven daughters.
“My dad was my high school football coach, so I want to coach my boys and I want to coach young boys down the road. So I do know what’s next when my playing time’s over, so we did talk about it a little bit,” he said, according to AL.com.
“I think really where we settled in was: I still love to play. Certainly not coming off my best year, but in a year where I still know I can play at a high level, I did it in spurts. I just didn’t do it consistently enough. And I love it, and shoot, it was one of those deals where we said, ‘Well, if there’s nothing else out there, then that’ll be our answer.’ We kind of said, ‘Whatever God wants, so if there’s nothing out there, I don’t want to just try to hang on to play. If nothing’s out there, shoot, we’ll start coaching.'”
That’s pretty much it for Colts Philip Rivers for the next few years.