3:36 PM ET
INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts and Philip Rivers are going to take about the next month to self-examine what they believe is best for each side when it comes to the quarterback position, general manager Chris Ballard said during his season-ending media session Thursday.
Rivers, for the second straight offseason, is contemplating retiring from the NFL. He has already accepted a high school football head-coaching job in Alabama once he retires.
“I didn’t commit either way,” Ballard said. “What I told Philip was, we need to both take a month and decide what direction we go. This is after he told me, ‘Chris, I’m not 100 percent sure.’ Do we want Philip back? Yes. But I told Philip we have to go through the process. I have to do my job.”
The Colts signed Rivers to a one-year, $25 million contract in March 2020 after he spent the first 16 years of his career with the Chargers. Rivers led the Colts to an 11-5 record and the playoffs while throwing for 4,169 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season. He also moved into the top five in NFL history in touchdown passes and