The Colts got some surprising news on Tuesday. Offensive lineman Jack Mewhort announced his retirement from the game.
The Colts got some unexpected news today. Jack Mewhort decided that he is done with football and announced his retirement from the game. This is espeically surprising since he was looking very good during training camp and was on the first unit offensive line.
Mewhort played all four of his NFL seasons with the Colts after being drafted out of Ohio State. He struggled with injuries most of his career, including last season. He had signed a one year deal in the offseason, as kind of a “prove it” deal to see if he could stay healthy.
The Colts announced his decision on their twitter account.
Mewhort will be a big loss for the Colts. The team was counting on its reworked offensive line to protect Andrew Luck better. With Mewhort gone, this opens up another starting spot on the offensive line and increases the competition on the line.
With Mewhort gone, that means Joe Haeg, Braden Smith, and Denzelle Good have the inside track on taking over starting spots. Haeg and Good seem to have the biggest opportunity to take over as opposed to the rookie Smith.
This is surprising news for the Colts. The team loses a good offensive lineman and good teammate. He was universally loved in the locker room and was a hard worker. He will be tough to replace, and hopefully the other lineman step up in his absence.