Jack Mewhort has been one of the few bright spots on the Colts’ offensive line during his tenure in Indianapolis. Will general manager Chris Ballard give him a contract extension this offseason as he continues to try and build a solid offensive line?
Guard Jack Mewhort presents one of Chris Ballard’s toughest decisions this offseason.
Mewhort has played well, for the most part, during his four seasons with the Colts after being selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. However, he was sent to injured reserve after Week 5 this season due to a nagging knee injury.
Mewhort played pretty poorly over the first five games of 2017, but that can probably be explained by his knee injury bothering him and affecting his play.
We don’t really know how Mewhort is recovering from that knee injury, and that will be a key factor in whether he’s given a contract extension. Even with the question marks surrounding his recovery, he’s still one of the few offensive linemen on this Colts roster that is capable of playing at a high level.
Ideally the Colts would want to build their offensive line around Anthony Castonzo, Ryan Kelly, and Jack Mewhort. All three of those players are capable of playing at a Pro Bowl level.
I think Indianapolis’ front office should focus on bringing Mewhort back for 2018, and then try to find capable players to fill those other two spots along the offensive line in the draft or free agency.
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