Philip Rivers will give it two more years.
After parting ways with the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, the 38-year-old quarterback put a hard cap on how much longer he plans on playing in the NFL.
"I can say for certain that if I'm playing, it's a two-year maximum," Rivers said to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times on Monday.
"Whoever the suitors are, I think that would be their hope as well. Because you never know how it goes. Shoot, if we stink it up after one year, I'm probably done. If we play really good, they'll probably want to go again."
Rivers knows the fluctuating nature of the NFL well. In 2018, he threw 32 touchdown passes against 12 picks and had the 12-4 Chargers two wins away from a trip to the Super Bowl. Last season, he tossed 23 touchdowns passes and 20 interceptions and Los Angeles finished the year 5-11.
Rivers moved his wife and nine children to Florida ahead of free agency, which begins on March 18. He said that where he lands next doesn't depend entirely on the team's chances of winning the Lombardi Trophy.
"Certainly you want a chance to win a championship, but it's not just about that. If you told me right now, 'You're going to play for two years, and you're going to be good. But y'all will not win a Super Bowl. Will you still play?' Heck yeah, I'll still play," Rivers said.
"So it's not like it's a Super Bowl or nothing. But if it's a team where it's going to be tough sledding and they're two years away from even having a chance, and they led the league in most sacks given up or something, then it's, 'I don't think so, guys.'"