Philip Michael Rivers (born December 8, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina State. 17 Philip Rivers 2004 2019 signature thank you for the memories shirt He was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft with the fourth overall pick by the New York Giants, who traded him to the Chargers for their first overall pick, quarterback Eli Manning. Rivers has been selected to the Pro Bowl eight times, and was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2013. Rivers began his career backing up starting quarterback Drew Brees in his first two seasons.
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After Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints following the 2005 season, Rivers led the Chargers to a 14–2 record in 2006, his first season as a starter. In 2007, he helped the Chargers win their first playoff game since 1994 after beating the Tennessee Titans in the wildcard round of the 2007 playoffs and eventually led them to the AFC Championship Game.Rivers’ career passer rating of 96.0 is eighth-best all-time among NFL quarterbacks with at least 1,500 passing attempts. He is second all-time in consecutive regular season starts by a quarterback in NFL history, and is currently the leader among active quarterbacks having started every regular season game since September 11, 2006.