FAIRHOPE, Ala. – Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers has already lined up the first job of his post-playing career.
Rivers was introduced Friday as the head coach-in-waiting at St. Michael Catholic High School in a news conference on campus.
The 16-year veteran of the Los Angeles Chargers signed a one-year deal worth $25 million guaranteed in March. Rivers didn't offer a timetable on when he'd actually be available for the Fairhope school.
“I think it's a one-year-at-a-time deal at this point, when you get to 38 and you've played as long as I have," Rivers said. “Ï think you take it one year at a time. We hope it's more than one year, but I think it's one year at a time and go from there."
Athletic director Paul Knapstein will serve as St. Michael's interim head coach in the meantime.
Rivers is coming off one of his worst NFL seasons, throwing for just 23 touchdowns with 20 interceptions for the Chargers.
But the Alabama native ranks sixth in league history in completions, yards passing and TD passes and seventh in attempts and is 123-101 as an NFL starter. He hasn’t missed a start since 2005.
St. Michael Principal Faustin Weber doesn't know how long the school will have to wait until Rivers is done on the field.