Despite earning $215 million as a quarterback in the NFL (and probably even more in endorsement deals), Philip Rivers still drives a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup. That’s right – a 12-year-old Ford pickup truck driven by a multi-millionaire star athlete.
It’s rather fitting that a humble NFL player opted for America’s best selling truck, and we’re sure Ford F-150 fans nationwide take a bit of pride in that fact. Back then, the F-150 boasted a maximum towing capacity of over 9,000 pounds, and the optional 5.4-liter Triton V8 pumped out 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque.
But before getting too braggy, Ford loyalists should know that Philip Rivers also purchased a Cadillac Escalade which doubles as a mobile office or a luxurious living room on wheels – depending on how you look at it.
It’s also worth noting that Rivers is a high caliber player. As Sports Casting reports, Rivers threw for a league-leading 4,710 yards to go with 30 touchdowns, along with netting these impressive accomplishments:
- Eight-time Pro Bowl honoree
- 2013 AP Comeback Player of the Year
- 59,271 career passing yards (sixth all-time)
- 397 passing touchdowns (sixth all-time)