Indianapolis Colts tight end Moe Alie-Cox discusses building chemistry with quarterback Philip Rivers.

Indianapolis Star

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Phillip Rivers spent his entire San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers career throwing to a big-bodied, former basketball-playing tight end in Antonio Gates. 

The duo connected for 89 touchdowns during their time as Chargers, second only to the 112 touchdowns between Colts legends Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison. 

Comparing current Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox to Gates is a stretch, but the 6-5, 267-pound former rebounding machine from Virginia Commonwealth has the impressive combination  size, strength and gigantic hands to quickly become a favorite target of his new QB. 

Mo Alie-Cox (81) of the Indianapolis Colts grabs a crucial pass against two defenders to set up a fourth quarter touchdown a play later, Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts, about an hour before kickoff, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.