Eric Ebron remains one of the most frustrating Colts in recent memory. He was signed by Chris Ballard in 2018 from Detroit to come and be the second tight end next to Jack Doyle. His first season was absolutely insane and one to remember.
Ebron was one of Andrew Luck‘s favorite targets and delivered. He caught a stunning 13 touchdown passes and had 750 yards receiving in what would be a Pro Bowl season. He was a massive red zone threat and one of the Colts’ best playmakers.
That did not last long. Last season, Ebron was a shell of himself. He had struggled with drops in 2018, but took them to a whole new level in 2019. His drop percentage jumped up from 8.2% to a whopping 9.6%. He only caught 3 touchdowns and only played 11 games.
Ebron claims that he was hurt way back in training camp and tried to gut it out. Head coach Frank Reich and GM Chris Ballard made it clear that they didn’t think it was serious and that Ebron had quit on his teammates. When asked about Ebron in the offseason, Ballard simply said: “I think we”’ move on”.
That 2018 season is a massive outlier in his resume. Ebron never caught more than 5 touchdowns in his first four years in the league with Detroit. He signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the offseason, so we will see if he can ever come close to that type of production again.
These three players all gave the Colts value for one year. It’s just a shame they couldn’t replicate that production any longer than that.