Philip Rivers is a former “American Footballer.” He used to play from the “quarterback” position for seventeen seasons. Philip used to play for the team “Los Angeles Chargers.” He used to play for the team “North Carolina State” during his college days. Philip started his sports career after selecting during the “2004 NFL Draft.” The team “New York Giants” added him to the team during that time.
|Full Name||Philip Michael Rivers|
|Date Of Birth||8th December 1981|
|Birth Place||Alabama, USA|
|Siblings||Stephen Rivers (Brother)|
Anna Rivers (Sister)
|Profession||American Football player|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Net Worth||$80 million|
Then, he joined the team “San Diego Chargers” as per trade during the draft. He was in the team “Indianapolis Colts” during the end of his professional playing career. Philip played in various positions during his 17 seasons long career. He is one of the best “quarterbacks” players who didn’t get the opportunity to play in the “Super Bowl.”
Early Life, and Birthplace
The birthplace of Philip Rivers is Decatur, Alabama. He came into the world on 8th December 1981. His father’s name is Steve. He used to work as the “Head Coach” for “Decatur High School.” His mother’s name is Decatur. She was a teacher.
Nationality and Physical Features
The full name of Philip Rivers is Philip Michael Rivers. His current age is 39 years. He has an attractive height of 6 feet 5 inches along with a complimentary weight of 103 kgs. He belongs to the ethnicity.
Philip Rivers was passionate about football from a young age. He had to create a poster during grade five. He pasted his face over the player of the team “Minnesota Vikings.” His official game journey started in grade seven in 1994. Philip started appearing in the matches wearing the jersey number “17” to give tribute to his father. His father used to play the games wearing the same number of jerseys.
Philip Rivers also played for the team of “Athens High School.” Philip went to the “North Carolina State University.” He started playing for the team under the coach “Chuck Amato.” Philip started playing from the position of “quarterback” in 2000. His team succeeded to win the match against the team “Minnesota” during the “MicronPC Bowl.” He also became the “ACC Rookie of the Week” eight times. Philip even received the “freshman of the Year.”
Philip Rivers received the “MVP Award” in the 2003 season. Philip also became the “ACC Player of the Year” by the end of the 2003 season. He even became the “ACC Athlete of the Year” in the same year. Philips completed his “NC State” career with passing yards of 13,484, and secured the position of number 13th during the “Division I Quarterbacks.”
How did Philips start his career?
The professional career Philips Rivers started after the team “Pittsburgh Steelers” added him to the team during the “2004 NFL Draft.” Although Philips was not able to enter the “Super Bowl” Championships, he has the highest record in the “Pass Completions”, “Passer Ratings”, “TD-INT Ratio”, “Pro Bowl Honors”, and “Passing Yards.” N
Philip Rivers signed a six-year contract with the team “San Diego Chargers” in August 2004. It was a deal of $40.5 million. The deal also included a signing bonus of $14.5 million. He started playing from the “Third Quarterback” position in the season. Philips only played two games in the season. During the match against Kansas City Chiefs, Philip succeeded to throw passes in the last two games by the end of the 2004 season.
Likewise, he took the position of “Second Quarterback” at the beginning of the 2005 season. Philip Rivers faced an injury in his right shoulder in the final match against the team “Denver Broncos” in the 2005 season. The team didn’t sign him again in the “2006 season.” He signed a new contract with the team “New Orleans Saints.” It was during his “free agency period” in 2006. There were a lot of predictions that he would be an “NFL Star” before the 2006 season. “Sports Illustrated” named him the “Second Best NFL Quarterback” player in the category of “Under 25 years of age.”
Philip Rivers played his first match for the team “New Orleans Saints” on 11Th September 2006. It was the match against “Oakland Raiders.” He succeeded to achieve a record of “11 times passing” in the match. Philip earned the “Highest 4th Quarterback Rating” in 2006. He succeeded to enter the “2007 Pro Bowl.” He succeeded to achieve a record of 190 passing yards in the 2007 season. Philips ranked the 2008 season in multiple categories like “passer rating” of 105.5, ‘touchdown passes of 34”, Yards per attempt” of 8.8, and “yards per pass attempt” was 8.4.
Moreover, Philip Rivers signed a six-year contract with the team “San Diego Chargers” on 24th August 2009. The deal guaranteed $38 million as per the agreement. He was responsible to make the team achieve “second seed” in the AFC. The team became the “second best” in NFL. He succeeded to play for the first time in the “2011 Pro Bowl.” Philips became the “quarterback” during the “2010 NFL Alumni Player of the Year.” He also earned the title of “The Associated Press 2010 Most Valuable Player.” Philips succeeded to achieve a record of “310 passing yards” and touchdowns of 3 by the end of the 2011 season. He became the “seventh-fastest quarterback” to achieve 25,000 career yards in the history of the NFL in the 2012 season.
The “Pro Football Writers Association” and “Associated Press” (AP) gave him the title of “Comeback Player of the Year” in the 2013 season. His amazing performance of 4,286 yards, interceptions of 18, and touchdowns of 31 made him the “MVP” in the 2014 season. He extended his contract with the team on 15th August 2015. It was a four-year deal of $84 million. The same year, he succeeded to enter the list of “NFL Top 100 Players of 2016” with a ranking of 46. His ranking reach number 73 in the list of the “NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.” He succeeded to improve his ranking to number 56 in the list of “NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.”
With the approaching games, he started improving his performance in the matches for the team. This made him achieve the number 17 position in the list of “NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.” Philips signed a one-year contract with the team “Indianapolis Colts” on 21st March 2020. It was a deal of $25 million. He debuted for the team in the match against the “Jacksonville Jaguars” on 13th September 2020. Philips retired from his professional career after seventeen seasons on 20th January 2020. Then, he became the head coach of the team of “St. Michael Catholic High School.”
Wife, and Children
Philip Rivers tied knots with his high school girlfriend Tiffany in 2001. The couple is blessed with nine children.
Philip Rivers is not active on social media platforms. He does not have any verified accounts. Although if you search his name on social media, you will encounter few unverified accounts and fn made accounts.
According to celebritynetworth.net, he has an approximate net worth of $80 million.