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Man, what a day.

The early afternoon got started with Carson Wentz being placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 List for the second time this season. Of course, the last occasion started quite the stir within the media.

Stop number two on it is no different. Trouble aside, the Colts need a quarterback on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.

You all know how I feel about Sam Ehlinger.

From the first time we watched him in training camp, he stuck out. I don’t necessarily buy the ‘Drew Brees‘ comparison in terms of skillset. But hey, we have barely seen him. And don’t forget, before getting hurt in the pre-season versus the Detroit Lions, this is what Ehlinger left us with.

Ehlinger is more than capable of leading this offense. No, it doesn’t help that Vegas has three of the top 50 players in the league in terms of quarterback hurries among their defensive core. But I feel a lot better about Ehlinger being in there to replace Wentz if indeed Carson has to miss the game.

Ehlinger gives you speed, elusiveness, and creativity in the pocket.

This leads me into my next point. Chris Ballard giving Philip Rivers a ring is a cute and fun idea. I’d love to see #17 back on the Lucas Oil Stadium sidelines talking trash. Actually, I’d inject that right into my veins.

But you have to remember this isn’t 30-year-old Rivers. It’s now 40-year-old Philip.

Keep in mind too, Rivers’ success last year was a mixture of his talent and wisdom, Jonathan Taylor’s presence, and a bulked up offensive line. You know how many healthy and available starting O-Lineman the Blue and White have right now?

Zero.

Rivers would get killed. Who knows what kind of shape he is in too. Then again, coaching high school football probably brings about some nerve-wracking sideline pacing from our friend Philip.