Rivers said Tuesday that he hasn't completely ruled out a return to the NFL, despite announcing his retirement in January, Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times reports.
While the report notes that a potential Rivers comeback isn't imminent, the quarterback is aiming to get in shape just in case an opportunity arises for a late-season return to an NFL team. The possibility of Rivers pursuing a return to the field predictably became a source of speculation after the Colts lost Carson Wentz to a foot injury that could sideline him early on this season. At least for the time being, the Colts seem content to see what that have in No. 2 signal-caller Jacob Eason rather than attempting to coax Rivers out of retirement. In his lone season with Indianapolis in 2020, Rivers started all 16 games and completed 68 percent of his passes for 7.7 yards per attempt and a 24:11 TD:INT.