NFL world pays its respects to Philip Rivers, who is retiring after 17 seasons

Liz Roscher
·4 min read

Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers announced his retirement on Wednesday morning, 13 years to the day after he famously played in the AFC championship game on a torn ACL.

Known for his toughness, his kindness and his superior trash talk, he made an impact on many people during his 17 years in the NFL. After Rivers announced his retirement, which he did through San Diego Union-Tribune sportswriter Kevin Acee, tributes began pouring in on social media.

While some tributes were personal and touching, others focused on one of the most recognizable parts of Rivers’ game: his trash talk.

Rivers isn’t leaving football behind entirely. He’s going to be the football coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Alabama. Watching this video of Rivers talking to the N.C. State football team, it’s clear he’s going to be a great coach.

Rivers has a lot of experience and skills to pass on to young players, and hopefully he’ll make some time to teach them the fine art of Rivers-ian Trash Talk, too.

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