Father Time may be attempting to impact Philip Rivers’ play on the football field, but it’s clear that the Colts quarterback’s competitive drive has not waned one bit.
Tom Brady may not show the same fiery disposition he once did on the gridiron, but Rivers, even at 38 years of age, is still just as passionate and emotional as he’s always been.
Rivers was seen talking plenty of trash to the Jets in Week 3, and he picked up where he left off in Sunday’s showdown with the Bears. Roquan Smith is the heart and soul of the Bears defense, serving as the anchor in the middle of the field, so Rivers made it a point to try to get in his opponent’s head.
The Colts jumped out to an early lead, and that certainly helped Rivers’ chirp game. Rivers appeared to target Smith throughout the game, having some words with the Bears’ young linebacker a number of times, some of which was capured in the video below.
The mental edge Rivers has over his opponents is a part of what makes him so effective, and if he can limit his turnovers, he’ll continue to compile plenty of reasons to chirp them.