The Facts: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday the Colts are interested in the services of Rivers, and from the many people Rapoport has talked to in Indianapolis during the NFL Scouting Combine, there's a lot of belief that Rivers will end up donning a horseshoed helmet in 2020.
Diehards Line:Remember, Colts GM Chris Ballard said in January "the jury's still out" on Jacoby Brissett. Ballard echoed his statements from January but had a bit of a defensive tone in his response pertaining to Brissett Tuesday at the combine. "This thing has taken a life of its own. We did a two-year deal with Jacoby to find out, kind of -- we like Jacoby Brissett," Ballard said. But the GM made it clear the Colts continue to examine all options, saying: "To say we're going to create competition, we're going to create competition at any spot. That's going to be a year-to-year thing. Even when Andrew (Luck) was our quarterback, we still studied the quarterback position. I just think it's important enough that it's a unique position, we know how hard they are to find and you've gotta go in-depth each and every year for that spot. ..." As NFL.com's Nick Shook noted, creating competition in past years might mean drafting a quarterback in the later rounds or signing a backup, but that's not what the Rivers situation would entail. Bringing Rivers in would almost assuredly be placing him in the starting role, or at the bare minimum putting him in a camp competition with Brissett for the job. ... Stay tuned.