Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:27 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
NFL coaches, players and others are lauding Philip Rivers, who is retiring after 17 seasons in the league. Rivers finishes his career with 252 consecutive starts including the playoffs. He ranks fifth all-time in completions, yards passing and touchdown passes. Though he never played in a Super Bowl, Rivers kept his starting streak intact by playing with a torn ACL in his right knee in the AFC championship game following the 2007 season. Rivers and the San Diego Chargers lost that game to the undefeated New England Patriots. Rivers spent his first 16 seasons with the Chargers and his final one with the Indianapolis Colts.