Rivers, the younger brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, said he thinks he can earn more playing time elsewhere:
It’s hard, but it’s a good thing at the same time. I want to get on the field and play, which I haven’t done much since high school except for a few snaps here and there.
I had a great three years here. I haven’t got on the field as much as I wanted to, but I really enjoyed my time here. There’s no bad blood. I hate to be leaving, but sometimes you’ve got to do what’s best for you.
Because River graduates in May, he’ll be eligible to play next football season.