Stephen Morris Getting Reps With Second-Team Offense

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 13: Stephen Morris
ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 13: Stephen Morris /

It’s been a rough preseason for the Colts, but quarterback Stephen Morris has been a bright spot and he’s getting rewarded with second-team reps.

The Colts’ quarterback situation has been a disaster for the most part through two preseason games. However, Stephen Morris has been impressive when he’s been on the field completing 24 of 35 pass attempts for 205 yards and a touchdown. The Colts’ offense has only scored two TD’s this preseason, and Morris has been under center for both of those drives.

Morris was expected to compete with Scott Tolzien for the backup quarterback position during this year’s training camp. Instead, he was passed up on the depth chart by undrafted rookie Phillip Walker and it looked like Morris didn’t have much of a future in Indianapolis.

Walker has looked lost during his preseason game action this year completing only 14 of 28 passes for 119 yards with 0 TD’s or INT’s. There are still two games left in the preseason, but Walker has a lot to prove to make the 53-man roster.

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Stephen Morris has reportedly been taking reps with the second-team offense passing Walker on the depth chart, but has he impressed enough to challenge Tolzien for the current starting job?

Tolzien hasn’t looked like a solid backup option against the Lions or Cowboys this preseason. He’s completed 12 of 19 passes for only 94 yards, which is less than 5 yards per attempt.

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It would take a lot for Morris to supplant Tolzien as the team’s number two QB behind Andrew Luck, but Tolzien is not running away with it thus far.

It will be interesting to see how the quarterback rotation shakes out this weekend against the Steelers, and whether Morris will be given a chance to show what he’s got with the first-team offense.