Colts’ Head Coach Supports Struggling Veteran Philip Rivers: “He is Our QB”

Philip Rivers with Chargers in 2017. Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

It is safe to say that Indianapolis Colts’ veteran quarterback Philip Rivers experienced some rough patches at the start of the 2020 NFL season. Rivers struggled with turnovers so far, and currently has more interceptions (five) than touchdowns (four) in the first five weeks. Still, his job seems safe at the moment.

Colts’ head coach Frank Reich publicly supported Rivers on Monday and told the media that he doesn’t consider making a switch at the position.

“No,” said Reich when asked whether he’s thinking about promoting backup Jacoby Brissett to the No.1 QB. “Philip is our quarterback.”

Rivers especially had a tough outing in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland Browns, when he produced nine points for the opposing team. The 38-year-old first threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown in the second half and then gave up an intentional grounding in the endzone for a safety. 

Despite all of this, Reich intends to stick with his Week 1 starter.

“My trust at the end of the day is that this guy is a Hall of Fame quarterback,” he added. “I have the utmost belief in him, and our team has the utmost belief in him, and you’re gonna have to live with some mistakes. We truly believe the good will far outweigh the bad.”

Despite Philip Rivers’ shaky play, Colts are 3-2 to start the season and don’t need to panic right now. However, if Rivers continues to play badly and Indianapolis starts losing, the chatter of the QB switch will become louder.