After the tight end was placed on injured reserve, it seems like his time in Indianapolis is going to come into an end.
The Colts signed Eric Ebron to a two-year deal before 2018 to have him come in and help the tight end room. He played great in 2018, catching 13 touchdowns passes. But his production has fallen mightily this season, and he only caught 3 touchdowns before his season ended.
Now according to The Athletic, the Colts were caught off guard by Ebron wanting to shut it down and end his season. Apparently they thought his injury wasn’t too bad and he could play through it. They even cited the meeting where he wanted to get the ball more as evidence.
Based on how messy this situation is now, it looks like Ebron won’t be coming back to Indianapolis. Ebron hasn’t lived up to his end of the bargain because he drops the ball so often. This situation only makes it worse and makes it more evident that they will part ways.
The Colts might look to the draft to replace him or try to continue to develop Mo Alie-Cox to be good enough. It is more likely that they use a mid to late round pick on a tight end in the draft. They can save money against the cap doing it that way.
It’s a shame that Ebron decided to make a business decision to do surgery right now. It might affect his ability to find a good job come the offseason. He could end up losing money because of how poor his numbers were this year.