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2008 Ford F-150 Is Good Enough For NFL QB Philip Rivers

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.

2008 Ford F-150 XLT Triton Flareside. Not the exact F-150 driven by Rivers.

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.

2016 Ford F-Series – official truck of the NFL

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)

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Frankie's first favorite car was a 1968 Ford Mustang, and he's had a strong appreciation for the nameplate ever since. Later in his youth he became infatuated with Eleanor, thanks to Nicholas Cage's stellar performance. Frank's a real jokester, too.

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  1. Raymond Ramirez

    Real millionaires don’t have to drive luxury vehicle, or even a brand new model. One example is Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft who drove an old Volkswagen Beetle for years. Another is Steve Wozniack, co-founder of Apple who drives a Chevy Bolt EV. He even waits in line at the store for the next iPhone model as any Apple fan does. Some other sports persons still drive simpler vehicles.

    Being wealthy should not change your living or driving style. If it does, the money went to your head!


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