Philip Rivers might’ve spent the first 16 years of his NFL career as an occasional thorn in the side of Indianapolis Colts fans, but, oh how the tables have turned.
Entering free agency for the first time in his illustrious career earlier this offseason, Rivers in March signed a one-year deal to become the Colts’ new starting quarterback heading into the 2020 season.
After a combined 239 career regular season and postseason games played with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, Rivers certainly is entering a new chapter — but the same can be said for Colts fans, who all of a sudden have one of the greatest passers in NFL history guiding their offense once again.
So who, exactly, is Philip Rivers? This week, hundreds of Colts season ticket members got an up-close-and-personal introduction to their new quarterback — and also heard from head coach Frank Reich — in the team’s latest virtual edition of “Colts Chat.”
More than 800 fans registered for the event Wednesday evening, and of that group, 140 of them — almost 20 percent — have been Colts season ticket holders for more than two decades. Going deeper: 40 fans who participated in this week’s exclusive Colts Chat with Rivers and Reich have held season tickets with the team since its move to Indianapolis in 1984.