Quarterback Philip Rivers announced on Wednesday that after 17 seasons in the NFL, he’s decided to retire. “It’s just time,” he told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Rivers, who turned 39 in December, spent all but one of his professional seasons playing for the Chargers — first the San Diego Chargers, and then the Los Angeles Chargers — and spent his final season as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts.
Now, the Jaguars have reportedly closed in on who they want as their general manager to pair with new head coach Urban Meyer. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars are expected to remove the interim tag from Trent Baalke's title and promote him to full-time general manager. The lukewarm at best reaction from many in the Jaguars' support base isn't exactly surprising, though anyone who says they didn't think this was the likely outcome would likely just be lying to themselves.
Raheem Morris has emerged as a candidate to become the Rams new defensive coordinator.