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I don’t know how to really put this. So I’m just going to say it.

The current Indianapolis Colts roster is made of papier-mâché. Carson Wentz, Quenton Nelson, Eric Fisher, Darius Leonard, and Ryan Kelly are all out.

When we get to mid-season, we’re going to look back at some of the backups and reserve guys on this roster and go oh my god that was brutal.

It’s just the state of the team right now. But one thing is for sure.

Nobody has a better opportunity at this very moment, in this very city, and on this very football team than Jacob Eason.

None.

A 4th round pick with a monster arm and not much else (at least right now) is getting a chance to propel himself to becoming the starting quarterback for the Colts franchise. Those chances don’t grow on trees big boy.

Here’s the problem though. At times during camp, Eason has been outplayed by Sam Ehlinger. Now to be fair, Eason had a really good day on Wednesday and looked like a different guy. Comfortable and confident with some swagger.

And as DD likes to tell you on The Dan Dakich Show, who cares if he’s throwing interceptions in the pre-season. This is the time to do it.

But again, the Ehlinger effect cannot be ignored. The kid’s got talent.

There’s one key part of the Eason saga that nobody is talking about though. And that’s Frank Reich.

If Reich really is this quarterback whisperer that can training anyone and everyone to be dude’s in the NFL, let’s see it here. Eason may be his most raw prospect yet; Which can be good and bad.

The good? Eason is monstrous, can throw it into oblivion and still hit a receiver, and is coachable.

The bad? If the Wentz stuff is really really serious, and Eason doesn’t work, you’re screwed.

Time to put your money where your mouth is.