Philip Michael Rivers, professionally known as Philip Rivers is an American professional football player. He plays as a quarterback. He currently plays for the NFL team Los Angeles Chargers. The New York Giants drafted him fourth overall in the 2004 NFL Draft and was traded to the Chargers. He played his entire football career with the Chargers. He has won several accolades including NFL Comeback of the Year in 2013. He has been named to Pro Bowl 8 times.
He played college football at North Carolina State University.
What is Philip Rivers Famous For?
- Named NFL Comeback of the Year in 2013.
- Named to Pro Bowl 8 times.
Where was Philip Rivers Born?
Philip Rivers was born on 8 December 1981. His birth name is Philip Michael Rivers. His birth place is in Decatur, Alabama in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to a father, Steve, and a mother, Joan. He is a devout Roman Catholic. He has a younger brother Stephen, who also plays football. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
He attended Decatur High School and later moved to Athens High School, where he started playing football. His father was the football coach there. Following his high school graduation, he received offers from Auburn and Alabama, but he committed to play college football at North Carolina State University.
As a freshman, he passed for 3,054 yards and 25 touchdowns breaking several records and earning several honors.
As a sophomore, he passed for 2,586 yards and 16 touchdowns leading the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
As a junior, he passed for 3,353 yards and 20 touchdowns.
As a senior, he passed for 4,491 yards and 34 touchdowns.
In total, he passed for 13,484 yards and 95 touchdowns during his collegiate career. He received several accolades during his collegiate career.
Philip Rivers Career Timeline
The New York Giants drafted him 4th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft.
He was eventually traded to the San Diego Chargers.
He signed a 6-year contract worth $40.5 million, which included a $14.5 million signing bonus with the Chargers in August 2004.
He was named the backup quarterback to Drew Brees.
Rivers played only 2 games each in his rookie and second season in the NFL.
After Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints, Rivers was promoted to the starting quarterback for the 2006 season.
Rivers passed for 3,388 yards and 22 touchdowns in the 2006 season.
The Chargers reached the Divisional Round of the playoffs, where they lost to the New England Patriots.
Rivers passed for 3,152 yards and 21 touchdowns in the 2007 season.
The Chargers lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.
Rivers passed for 4,009 yards and 34 touchdowns in the 2008 season.
The Chargers lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in the Divisional Round.
He signed a 6-year contract extension worth $92 million with $38 million guaranteed in August 2009.
Rivers passed for 4,254 yards and 28 touchdowns in the 2009 season.
The Chargers lost to the New York Jets in the Divisional Round.
Rivers passed for 4,710 yards and 30 touchdowns in the 2010 season.
He played his first Pro Bowl in 2011. He had previously missed 3 Pro Bowl games, two games due to injury and once for the birth of his child.
Rivers passed for 4,624 yards and 27 touchdowns in the 2011 season.
Rivers passed for 3,606 yards and 26 touchdowns in the 2012 season.
Rivers passed for 4,478 yards and 32 touchdowns in the 2013 season.
The Chargers lost to the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round.
Rivers passed for 4,286 yards and 31 touchdowns in the 2014 season.
He signed a 4-year contract extension worth $84 million with the Chargers in August 2015.
Rivers passed for 4,792 yards and 29 touchdowns in the 2015 season.
Rivers passed for 4,386 yards and 33 touchdowns in the 2016 season.
The franchise returned to Los Angeles in 2017.
Rivers passed for 4,515 yards and 28 touchdowns in the 2017 season.
Rivers passed for 4,308 yards and 32 touchdowns in the 2018 season.
The Chargers lost to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round.
Rivers passed for 4,615 yards and 23 touchdowns in the 2019 season.
Philip Rivers NFL Records
NFL single-game record for consecutive completions (25) (November 25, 2018 against the Arizona Cardinals) (tied with Nick Foles)
NFL record for consecutive completions (25) November 25, 2018 (tied with Ryan Tannehill and Nick Foles)
Touchdowns between a single quarterback and tight end: 89 (to Antonio Gates)
Consecutive games with a passer rating above 120: 5
Philip Rivers Franchise Records
Games played: 227
Pass completions: 4,908
Pass attempts: 7,591
Completion percentage: 64.7
Passing yards: 59,271
Passing touchdowns: 397
Game-winning drives: 32
Seasons with 4,000+ passing yards: 8
Seasons with 3,000+ passing yards: 11
400+ yard passing games: 8
Yards per attempt (Min. 500 attempts): 7.8
Yards per game: 259.9
Passer Rating: 95.2
Times sacked: 442
Consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass: 28
Consecutive regular-season games with 300+ yards passing: 5 (October 42, 2015 to November 1, 2015)
Most consecutive starts by a quarterback: 208 (2006–present)
Interception percentage: 2.6%
Most sack yards lost: 2,691
Most 4th quarter comebacks: 27
Regular season wins: 14 (2006)
Pass completions: 437 (2015)
Pass attempts: 661 (2015)
Completion percentage (16 starts): 69.5 (2013)
Passing touchdowns: 34 (2008)
Game-winning drives: 4 (2006, 2008, 2009, & 2013)
Yards per attempt (Min. 500 attempts): 8.7 (2010)
Passer rating (16 starts): 105.5 (2008 and 2013)
Consecutive seasons with at least 25 touchdown passes: 9 (2008-2018)
Consecutive seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards: 6 (2013–2018)
Consecutive seasons with at least 3,000 passing yards: 14 (2006–2019)
Interception percentage: 1.7 (2017)
Times sacked: 49 (2012)
Most 4th quarter comebacks: 4 (2006 & 2013)
Pass completions: 43 (October 18, 2015 against the Green Bay Packers)
Pass attempts in a game: 65 (October 18, 2015 against the Green Bay Packers)
Completion percentage (min. 20 attempts): 96.8% (28/29 on November 25, 2018 against the Arizona Cardinals)
Passing yards: 503 (October 18, 2015 against the Green Bay Packers)
Career passing yards: 2,165
Career completions: 164
Career completion percentage (min. 50 attempts): 60.3%
Career Quarterback rating (min. 50 attempts): 85.2
Career times sacked: 20
Passing touchdowns, game: 3 (January 8, 2008 against the Indianapolis Colts and January 11, 2009 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, tied with Dan Fouts)
Completion percentage, game (min 15 attempts): 75% (12 for 16, January 5, 2014 against the Cincinnati Bengals)
QB rating, game (min 25 attempts): 115.8 (January 12, 2014 against the Denver Broncos)
Games with a passing touchdown: 6 (tied with Dan Fouts)
Games with QB Rating of 100+: 4
Philip Rivers Awards and Honors
8× Pro Bowl selection (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018)
NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2013)
NFL passing touchdowns co-leader (2008)
NFL passing yards leader (2010)
AFC passing yards leader (2015)
NFL passer rating leader (2008)
NFL completion percentage leader (2013)
NFL Alumni Quarterback of the Year (2010)
PFWA NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2013)
2010 NFL Alumni Players of the Year
4× AFC Offensive Player of the Month (December – 2008, December – 2009, October – 2010, September – 2014)
NFL Comeback Player of the Year (AP, PFWA) (2013)
2014 Pro Bowl Alternate (Declined because of injury)
2015 Pro Bowl Alternate (Declined due to personal reasons)
Who is Philip Rivers Married to?
Philip Rivers is a married man. He is married to Tiffany. They are high school sweethearts. The couple tied a knot to each other in 2001. The couple has 9 children together. They are Gunner, Clare, Grace, Rebecca, Anna, Sarah Catherine, Halle, Caroline, and Peter. The family lives in northern San Diego County, California.
How tall is Philip Rivers?
Philip Rivers stands at a height of 1.96 m i.e. 6 feet and 5 inches tall. He has a body weight of 228 lbs i.e. 103 kg. He has an athletic body build.
What is Philip Rivers Net Worth?
Philip Rivers earns from his professional football career. He has played his entire football career with the Los Angeles Chargers. He signed a $40.5 million contract that included a $14.5 million signing bonus with the Chargers as a rookie. He signed a 6-year contract extension worth $92 million with $38 million guaranteed in August 2009. He later signed a 4-year contract extension worth $84 million with Chargers in August 2015. His annual salary is reported at $21 million. His income comes from salary, contracts, bonuses, and endorsements. His net worth is estimated at $80 million.