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Former Chargers QB Philip Rivers Announces Retirement

Former Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers called it a career on Wednesday morning, announcing his retirement from the National Football League.

Rivers played 16 memorable seasons for the Chargers before signing a one-year deal worth $25 million last offseason with the Indianapolis Colts.

The 39-year-old leaves the NFL throwing 397 touchdowns with 198 interceptions.

Oddly enough Rivers walks away 13 years ago to the day he played on one leg in the AFC Title game in New England against the undefeated Patriots, the closest that the Chargers got to the Super Bowl with the fiery quarterback.

Rivers played in 244 games, starting the final 240 of those without missing one. That streak is second to just Brett Favre, who played in 297 straight.

Eight times in his career Rivers made the Pro Bowl.

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