Indianapolis Colts Hire Quarterbacks Coach

The Indianapolis Colts have charged an Arizona Cardinals coach with fixing their disastrous quarterback situation. According to the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the team has hired former Cardinals assistant Cam Turner as their next quarterbacks coach.

Turner has served with the Cardinals in a variety of roles since 2018, most recently as quarterbacks coach and co-passing game coordinator. Before that, he was an assistant quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers in 2017. He has worked with quarterbacks Cam Newton and Kyler Murray over his career.

The Colts had one of the league's worst passing games last year, but there's some evidence to suggest the quarterbacks weren't the problem. Veteran passer Matt Ryan wildly outperformed backups Sam Ehlinger and Nick Foles in net yards per passing attempt (5.55 to 4.23 and 3.52) and interception rate (2.8% to 3.0% and 9.5%). The fact that Ryan's miserable numbers couldn't even be approached by his replacements may indicate the Colts have deeper issues on their roster as far as scheme and surrounding talent go. 

The Colts are expected to target a young quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft, but they have a lot of work to do to put that player in a position to succeed. Turner will only help so much; the Colts need talent and a new approach on offense.

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