Phillip Rivers’ success on the gridiron can be attested to his supporting cast. He always has great receivers and running backs he can rely on to make big plays. Darren Sproles, Antonio Gates, and Ladanian Tomlinson are a few of the freak athletes Rivers has depended on in the past. These skill players would typically bailout Rivers whenever he performed poorly because of their abilities.
Similarly, companies can be bailed out if they are losing capital or are facing major lawsuits. Larger organizations may bailout a company that is facing these issues because it costs the “savior” more money if the firm struggling goes out of business altogether. Rivers’ supporting cast saving him from playing poorly meant the team could win more games and every player would get a raise.