Melvin Gordon Thinks Philip Rivers Will Sign With the Colts in Free Agency

Longtime Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers needs to find a new team for 2020.
Longtime Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers needs to find a new team for 2020. | David Eulitt/Getty Images

Philip Rivers' tenure with the Chargers is coming to an end after 16 seasons. The 38 year old is set to hit the open market for the first time in his NFL career, and there are more than a few potential landing spots for the future Hall of Famer.

For his part, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon expects Rivers to take his talents to Indianapolis.

Without knowing any privileged information, Gordon cited Rivers' relationship with Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, who worked alongside the veteran QB in Los Angeles. The similar offense would make for an easy adjustment for Rivers in Indy.

The Colts signed Jacoby Brissett to a two-year, $30 million deal last season, but failed to make the playoffs, obviously reeling from the sudden retirement of Andrew Luck. The 27-year-old Brissett threw 18 touchdowns and six interceptions last year while also rushing for an additional four scores.

Rivers, on the other hand, had a down year, throwing just 23 touchdown passes (his fewest since 2007) to 20 interceptions, which was the most the's thrown since the 2016 season.

Rivers will be keeping his options open as the new league year approaches, but keep an eye on Indy.