Is Philip Rivers considering a return from retirement?
With Deshaun Watson, the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, facing season-ending shoulder surgery, the team is left without an established starter at a critical juncture when a playoff run seems plausible. Given the limited availability of active quarterbacks, there is a collective plea for the Browns to reach out to a retired quarterback.
The prominent name circulating in discussions is that of former Pro Bowl quarterback Philip Rivers. The seasoned quarterback, who spent 15 years as a starter and achieved an 11-5 record in his final season in 2020 with the Colts, has since retired and transitioned into a role as a high school football coach in his native Alabama.
Despite his current coaching commitments, fans are fervently urging Rivers to end his three-year retirement for a potential return to the Browns for what could be deemed “one last ride.”
Given the Browns’ promising 6-3 record and their secure position in the Wildcard rankings, merely one game away from the lead in the AFC North, the prospect of luring any experienced former quarterback out of retirement is becoming increasingly appealing.
The urgency for the Browns to make a swift decision on their starting quarterback is apparent, as they lack a bye week for necessary adjustments. The chosen quarterback will likely have to navigate the remainder of the season, facing whatever challenges may arise.
With a genuine chance of making the playoffs, the Browns are in a position where securing a serviceable quarterback becomes imperative for their aspirations.