Philip Rivers is really enjoying retirement.
The former Colts and Chargers quarterback secured his first win as a head coach on Thursday as he guided St. Michael Catholic to a 49-0 win.
Rivers, who tallied 134 wins as an NFL quarterback across 17 seasons, gave an incredible interview after the game fllowing the victory.
“It’s the process that makes it awesome,” Rivers said postgame. “Tonight was special. Shoot, I’m looking over and Dad’s standing on the track, Mom’s in the stands, my boys are spotting the ball, my brother is here coaching. It was that kind of night.”
Rivers is following in the footsteps of his father, Steve, who spent 25 years as a high school football coach in Alabama.
“It’s a special day for me and my family really,” Rivers said upon being hired. “I had two childhood dreams. One was to play in the NFL, and I’m now going into my 17th season. The other was to be a high school football coach as my dad was.”
“How blessed am I to be able to live both of those out.”
The 39-year-old eight-time Pro Bowler led the NFL in yards-per-attempt three times, and he retired after the 2020 season with 63,440 passing yards and 421 touchdowns.