Philip Rivers retires from NFL after 17 seasons with Colts, Chargers: 'It's just time'
Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is retiring from the NFL after 17 seasons. Rivers, 39, told The San Diego Union-Tribune Tuesday night that "it’s just time" after one season with the Colts and 16 seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers."It’s just right." An eight-time Pro Bowler, Rivers is ranked fifth all-time, with 63,440 passing yards, behind Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.Rivers, a devout Catholic, said in a statement on Wednesday that there is a personal significance behind the date he chose to announce his retirement.AdvertisementRELATED: MLB hall-of-fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75"Every year, January 20th is