Colts To Make QB Change For The Rest Of The Season

The Indianapolis Colts have been one of the NFL's most inconsistent teams through seven weeks of the NFL season, and with their record at 3-3-1, they certainly aren't out of a playoff race in the AFC, but going forward, they'll need to find consistency on both sides of the ball if they are to make a genuine run in 2022. 

Today, the news came out that Matt Ryan had a grade two strain in his throwing shoulder, which led to Frank Reich announce that Sam Ehlinger would be the starter ahead of Week 8, before following up with, "right now, the move is for Sam to be the starter for the rest of the year". This is a blockbuster announcement, as the Colts believed Ryan would be the QB to take them on a deep playoff run with this talented squad, but due to injury and way too many turnovers from the offence, it just never clicked with the former Falcons star as the starter.

Now, the team turns to 24-year old Ehlinger, who was a sixth round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and with more athleticism and upside, this is a move with an eye on the future, as well as the present. Reporters have since clarified that the move was going to be made regardless of Ryan's shoulder injury, and now, if the team is to make a run, they'll need to rely on a young QB with no experience at the NFL level, a big risk, but it's one that could pay off big time for them. 

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