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Rivers eager to prove critics wrong after joining Colts

At 38, new Colts quarterback Philip Rivers believes he can prove wrong those who believe his skills are rapidly deteriorating.
In this Nov. 18, 2019 photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers warms up before an NFL football game in Mexico City. Rivers signed a one-year, $25 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers went into free agency hoping to extend his career just one more year. When the Indianapolis Colts gave the eight-time Pro Bowler a shot, he took it.

The longtime quarterback for the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers is now with the Colts after signing a one-year, $25 million contract.

In this Dec. 1, 2019 photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passes against the Denver Broncos during a game in Denver. The Indianapolis Colts and Rivers have worked out a one-year contract. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Fle)

Rivers is coming off one of the poorest seasons in his NFL career.

But with a fresh start and and a new supporting cast, the 38-year-old Rivers believes he can prove wrong those who believe his skills are rapidly deteriorating.