Philip Rivers won’t wait long for a new gig after his NFL career ends … the QB just agreed to become a HS football head coach post-retirement — and he got emotional accepting the job!
The new Indianapolis Colt made the announcement at a press conference at St. Michael Catholic HS in Fairhope, AL … getting choked up explaining why taking the job means so much to him.
“It’s a special day for me and my family really,” the 38-year-old said. “I, um, I knew I was going to get a little emotional.”
“I had two childhood dreams. And one was to play in the NFL … and the other is to be a high school football head coach as my dad did. So, it’s an exciting day. It really is. I’m going, ‘Wow, how blessed am I to be able to live both of those out?!'”
Rivers is so passionate about coaching HS football because his father, Steve Rivers — whom Phil famously played for at Athens HS in 1999 — was a HS honcho for decades.
“My dad was my high school football coach,” Phil said. “So I want to coach my boys and I want to coach young boys down the road.”
It’s unclear when exactly Phil will officially put on the headset for the school … the QB said at the presser he still believes he’s got some good football left in his body despite a down year in 2019.
As for why Alabama and St. Michael Catholic … Phil said, “I know a few people in the area, and then this particular school, not only athletically what I believe they’re trying to grow to, but it really aligns with what I believe in spiritually and academically.”
Rivers signed a $25 MILLION contract to play for the Colts this year … but the deal expires next offseason. So, could it be “Coach” Phil by this time in 2021???
Stay tuned …