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Philip Rivers plans to retire a Charger ‘when the time is right’

While somewhat expected, it’s still exhilarating to hear.

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On Tuesday, former Chargers center Nick Hardwick dropped the latest episode of his new podcast, The HardwickLIFE Podcast over on the Bleav Podcast Network, and fans may want to listen in to hear a familiar voice.

Longtime quarterback Philip Rivers joined Hardwick’s show to discuss the decision to retire from the NFL following the 2020 season and begin his coaching career at the high school level at St. Michaels in Alabama.

But the biggest news dropped on the podcast, while still being both exciting and expected, is that Philip Rivers plans to retire a Charger.

“I was able to have a great conversation with John Spanos and (I was) certainly thankful for my time there...he and I had a great visit and I’m looking forward to retiring a Charger when the time is right. So, obviously that will come when the new league year comes.”

Rivers made sure to speak about the San Diego community and to highlight just how much that fan base meant to him during the majority of his career. It’s unknown whether or not that Rivers will do something specific for both cities, but I would be vehemently surprised if he didn’t go out of his way to thank his former community in some way, shape, or form.

After the first season in almost two decades where Philip Rivers wasn’t at or near the front of the fan base’s minds during the season, it’s incredibly refreshing to hear all of these words coming from PR17’s mouth.

I cannot wait to see him donning the Bolt one last time before he rides off into the sunset.