If the Colts aren’t careful, they will find themselves with their own infamous QB list jersey like what the Cleveland Browns are known for.
Sam Ehlinger will be the Colts’ seventh different starting QB under HC Frank Reich since 2018:
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2022
— Mr. Schwab 🇨🇦 (@schwab_mr) October 24, 2022
For the 2nd straight season the Colts have made a mistake in finding their starting QB. Carson Wentz’s stats might have been impressive, but the lack of leadership in the locker room and unpredictable play doomed him in the eye of Owner Jim Irsay. Matt Ryan’s leadership was infectious. Franchise legend and current WR Coach Reggie Wayne even compared him to Peyton Manning. Unfortunately, his play had been horrendous. Ryan leads the NFL in INTs, fumbles, and sacks through 7 weeks.
Enter Sam Ehlinger.
Ehlinger impressed in the preseason and forced Chris Ballard’s hand to keep him on the 53-man roster.
#Colts new starting QB Sam Ehlinger had a 90.6 @PFF grade this preseason.
He went 24-of-29, 289 yards, four TDs, 0 INTs, one big-time throw, zero turnover-worthy plays.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) October 24, 2022
When Frank Reich announced the QB change, he said it will be for the entire year. Does that mean the Colts are waving the white flag on the 2022 season? Through less than half of the year, the Colts are remarkably only 1 game back from the Titans for 1st place in the AFC South. Does a 2nd year 6th round pick that has yet to start a game in the NFL lead to a midseason turn around?
107.5 The Fan Afternoon Host JMV had a lot to say about the sudden QB shift and was able to share what he knew about Jim Irsay’s involvement, the locker rooms morale after the slow start, and what this move means for the futures of both Chris Ballard and Frank Reich here in Indianapolis. Listen to the full show below and make sure to catch JMV live in Indianapolis on 93.5 and 107.5 everyday from 3-6 pm!
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