Veteran Philip Rivers beat Jacoby Brissett this season. He had better passing numbers in every category and even led the Colts back to the playoffs. Despite all the positive aspects that Rivers brought to the Colts this season, the reality is that he will turn 40 in December and the way the quarterback position is played has changed a bit. Anticipation, tact and precision have been the driving qualities for him to continue playing as a quarterback in the top 15, despite how tough last season's statistics seem.
Rivers has never been the most mobile quarterback in the league, but that's how he plays more often than now with players like Mahomes, Allen and Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens.
Indianapolis— The Indianapolis Colts, a proud franchise that had nothing to worry about as a quarterback for nearly 20 years, are asking the same question they asked when their season ended a year ago. Colts bosses were hoping to get this from Ryan's predecessor, current Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz, last season. Foles has a lot of experience and is someone who can be trusted to lead the Colts if Ryan falls.
Manning has also set franchise records for completations, passing attempts, finishing percentage, passing yards, scoring and has the highest franchise passer rating, while Johnny Unitas holds the record for the most interceptions by a Colts quarterback. The club was officially founded in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1953 as the Baltimore Colts, replacing a previous team with that name that retired in 1950. Veteran Colts quarterback Matt Ryan remains among the league's elite in three major categories. Despite how painful it was for Indianapolis to lose a spot in the playoffs with the staggering loss to the Jaguars, the Colts certainly didn't help themselves by opening the year in a deep well.
After four consecutive seasons lost in Atlanta, the 37-year-old quarterback is looking to boost his career at Indy. The Colts and Manning's successes in the regular season were only matched by their postseason failures. The Colts seem to be in safe and reliable hands as a quarterback for the short term, but time will tell if Ryan's big addition in the offseason is enough to propel them to the top of AFC South with the idea of a deep push in the AFC playoffs or even a magical streak in the Super Bowl soon after. In the 1983 NFL Draft, the Colts selected quarterback John Elway, but in another hotly debated and often criticized play, Elway refused to play for the team that selected him, insisting that he would play professional baseball instead.
The quarterback rumor will be in Indianapolis until the franchise says what they are going to do in the position. The postseason was even more surprising, as Harbaugh led the Colts to the 1995 AFC Championship game, ending a 24-year playoff drought without a playoff win and narrowly losing a spot in the Super Bowl in the final play of the game.