Philip Rivers ‘permanently’ moves family to Florida from California
Like Tom Brady, Philip Rivers has given us a few signs over the past several months that he may be setting the stage to leave the team with which he has spent his entire career. The latest, and perhaps most noteworthy, is moving his family across the country.
Earlier this week, Ben Higgins of ABC 10News in San Diego reported that Rivers and his family had left San Diego to move to Florida. The quarterback confirmed that in a text message to ESPN on Sunday morning, saying that he has “permanently” moved to Florida to be closer to his extended family.
“What this means football-wise is to be determined but it was time for us to move back closer to home,” Rivers said.
Rivers was born and raised in Alabama, so he still considers the southeast home. Of course, some will speculate that his move to Florida could be a hint that he intends to sign with the Miami Dolphins, who are still in need of a quarterback after their acquisition of Josh Rosen last offseason did not work out.
As we have said with Brady, Rivers has enough money where he would be able to figure out his living situation no matter what happened. He remained in San Diego after the Chargers moved to Los Angeles, so a long commute is something he is familiar with. Moving doesn’t necessarily mean he is parting ways with the Chargers, though he is set to become a free agent in less than two months.
Rivers has said he wants to play in 2020 and is open to doing so for a new team. The 38-year-old threw for an impressive 4,615 yards this season, but his 23 touchdowns were his lowest total since 2007 and his 20 interceptions matched a career high.