Aaron Rodgers' season-ending Achilles injury, the New York Jets are eyeing another distinguished NFL quarterback of the 21st century.
The Jets have expressed interest in retired quarterback Philip Rivers, who last played for the Indianapolis Colts in 2020.
There is uncertainty regarding whether the eight-time Pro Bowler is considering a comeback.
Despite approaching 42 years of age in December, Rivers appears to have maintained excellent physical condition in retirement.
San Francisco 49ers' head coach, Kyle Shanahan, mentioned the team's consideration of signing Rivers for Super Bowl 58 if they had won the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Philip Rivers had a remarkable 16-season career with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers from 2004 to 2019, taking over as the starting quarterback in 2006.
Rivers led the Chargers to six playoff appearances and reached the AFC Championship Game in 2007.
In 2020, Rivers led the Colts to an 11-5 record, but their Super Bowl hopes ended with a loss to the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round.
Over his career, Rivers accumulated 63,440 passing yards and 421 touchdowns.