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Is Philip Rivers Ready for 1 Last Ride to Fantasy Prominence With Colts?

One of the league’s original gunslingers finally packed up his caravan of children and took the trip to the midwest — Indianapolis, specifically, on a one-year deal. Unfortunately for Philip Rivers, 2019 showed he’s a bit washed up. He threw 23 touchdowns, which was his lowest since 2007, and added another 20 interceptions to his career total. His completion percentage was surprisingly above (66 percent) his career average (64.7 percent), but he missed a ton of throws he typically makes. On the bright side, he gets a much improved offensive line, a bevy of solid weapons, and a reunion with old friend, Frank Reich. 

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The Colts offense is led by HC and play-caller Frank Reich, who stems from the Doug Pederson tree. Like Pederson, Reich is aggressive and creative as a play-caller. There’s also a handful of very good weapons, led by TY HiltonMarlon MackJack DoyleNyheim Hines, and Parris Campbell. The team will also look to add another outside receiver either in the draft or through free agency.

What’s even more impressive than their weapons is their beastly offensive line led by Quinton Nelson. Pro Football Focus ranked them as the third best offensive line in 2019 and all five starters played over 1,000 snaps. A dominating offensive line will keep their starting quarterback upright throughout 2020 — whoever it may be.

Between 2013 to 2015 with Reich on the Chargers’ staff, Rivers averaged 31 touchdown passes per season. Even more juicy is the Colts offensive line, which is touted as one of the best, if not the best in the entire NFL. Behind a line like that, Rivers’ career could extend and he could be kept clean from inside the pocket.

The team has the weapons surrounding him, they just need consistent play from their quarterback to make a Super Bowl run. Rivers could be that guy.

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