The Colts continue to do work in free agency. They have just re-signed one of their young offensive linemen.
According to multiple reports, the Colts have re-signed offensive lineman Jack Mewhort to a one year deal. He was the Colts’ second round pick in the 2014 draft out of Ohio State. Mewhort has started in every game he has played in with the Colts.
Mewhort’s deal is worth a base of $1.5 million with another $1.5 million in incentives. The young lineman has had health issues throughout his career, finishing the last two seasons on injured reserve.
The signing of a young offensive lineman seems like a good move in the local media’s eyes.
Re-signing Mewhort gives the Colts some flexibility on the offensive line. They have moved him around a lot on the line, having him play both guard positions at different times. He is still a young guy at 26 and can still bring value to the offensive line.
As mentioned before, he has had health issues. His knee problems are a significant cause for concern. But Chris Ballard only gave Mewhort a one year deal to prove he can stay healthy. So if he fails to stay healthy this season, the team can cut their losses and move on without any heavy financial burden.
This is a good signing by the team. If Mewhort does stay healthy, he gives the offensive line a boost and gives them quality snaps at either guard position. He is still learning the game at an NFL level, so he should only get better as long as he stays on the field.