Colts’ Philip Rivers Talks Passing Dan Marino on All-Time Passing Yards
It was a historic game, and a big win, for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers as he passed Miami Dolphins legend and Hall of Famer Dan Marion on the All-Time Passing Yards list in Thursday night’s win over the Tennessee Titans.
“It’s special, it’s special,” Rivers said, according to Jelani Scott of NFL.com. “Those guys up there on that list, I don’t know that I’m in their category and that’s OK, but Dan Marino was on my wall. He was a poster on my wall as a young boy in Decatur and Athens, Alabama, so it’s special.
Rivers posted his third 300+ yard passing game of the season, and now the Colts are trending towards a potential playoff birth thanks to their recent run of success.
Rivers reflected on the milestone, and his career as well.
“Thankful that I’ve been able to play long enough. Thankful that I’ve been healthy enough to play over 230 in a row now and watching Dan Marino, meeting Dan Marino at the Senior Bowl, playing against his teams, it’s all special. It’s all just special and thankful that here, at 38, I’m still getting out here and competing and playing the game I love.”