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Colts hoping for lucrative payoff from betting big on Rivers

 

Last updated 5/29/2020 at 10:05pm

MICHAEL MAROT

AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Frank Reich jumped right into research mode when he knew Philip Rivers would hit free agency.

The Indianapolis Colts coach studied tapes of Rivers' throws from an uncharacteristically poor 2019 season to compare with those he made earlier in his career. Reich saw no difference.

When offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni and tight ends coach Jason Michael concurred with Reich's opinion, general manager Chris Ballard went all in on a 38-year-old quarterback the Colts believe can make them a title contender.

"I really think he's the same player...



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