Philip Rivers on interest in New Orleans Saints QB job: 'You can’t shut the door on anything'
Philip Rivers appears to be at least considering a return to the NFL.
Rivers is in his first year of retirement, but indicated this week that he would be interested in returning to be a starting quarterback if the fit was right.
With New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston tearing his ACL over the weekend, could a partnership between Rivers and the Saints work?
“There’s been no dialogue, but you can’t shut the door on anything,” Rivers told WNSP-FM 105.5 in Alabama on Tuesday morning. “Although I still stick by it’s a super, super slim chance.”
Rivers did say he’s been staying in shape incase the right situation presents itself.
“Like I told you guys six or eight weeks ago, I’m going to stay somewhat ready in case the perfect storm hits,” he added.
Rivers accomplished a lot during his 17-year NFL career, but he never won a Super Bowl. The Saints have 5-2 record and looked like one of the best teams in the NFC prior to Winston’s injury.
Rivers is currently a high school coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Alabama. He just wrapped up his first season at the helm.
The Saints host the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 7.