As NFL quarterbacks age, they’ve to take a look at the longer term past enjoying within the league. Some refuse to simply accept the inevitability of previous age and play for so long as they need, till their our bodies reject the thought of going together with it. Others have their retirement deliberate forward of time. Just lately, Drew Brees made the choice to hitch NBC’s broadcasting crew after his enjoying days are performed. On Friday, Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers got down to solidify his post-NFL plans: he’s going to be a highschool soccer coach.
In line with AL.com, Rivers has agreed to be the following head coach of St. Michael Catholic Excessive Faculty in Fairhope, Alabama. When that occurs in the end is dependent upon his retirement from the NFL. Rivers signed a one-year take care of Indianapolis which implies he would possibly coach in 2021, however he he hopes his NFL profession lasts longer than that. “You get to 38 and play so long as I’ve … I’ve expressed publicly and the Colts have mentioned too they hope it’s a couple of 12 months. However we take it one 12 months at a time.“
Rivers is already aware of the St. Michaels, having held soccer camps there the final two summers.
Being a highschool soccer coach means so much to Rivers, having a familial funding within the job. His father Steve Rivers was additionally a highschool coach in Alabama for 25 years, together with a 15-year stint at Decatur Excessive Faculty. The elder Rivers additionally coached at Athens Excessive Faculty, the place a younger Philip performed in 1999.
If Rivers’ 17-year skilled soccer profession is any indication, he’s going to be the pinnacle coach at St. Michael for a really very long time. And, since he has 9 kids, the probabilities are excessive that considered one of them will both play for his or her dad or proceed the legacy of a Rivers teaching highschool soccer. However for now, Philip ought to get pleasure from his NFL enjoying days. His future is all set.