Colts: 3 unexpected quarterbacks Chris Ballard can still bring to Indy

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 03: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 03: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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The Indianapolis Colts are in need of yet another starting quarterback after Philip Rivers ended his venture with the team after just one season when he announced his retirement.

On top of that, general manager Chris Ballard has already had to take a big spoonful of disappointment this offseason when potential Colts trade target in Matthew Stafford was dealt to the Los Angeles Rams over the weekend.

We know, we know, Stafford was pretty much the perfect fit. But the price and timing weren’t right. Time to figure something else out.

With one of the biggest potential Rivers replacements already off of the market, Ballard needs to dig deep and get to work because this team needs a signal caller for the 2021 season. These three quarterbacks can help a talented Colts roster stay on top of a very winnable AFC South and compete for a championship. Don’t rule out these tricks Ballard might have up his sleeve.

The Indianapolis Colts should try to acquire one of these three potential star quarterbacks this offseason

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

54. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. JalenHurts. 3. player. QB. Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts could give the Colts a quarterback of the future at a discounted price.

While Indianapolis makes sense as a potential landing spot for Carson Wentz — the Colts have both the cap space to take on his contract and the coaches that helped him have the best season of his career — there’s a chance that former Colts OC Nick Sirianni might sign off on trading Hurts away because the Eagles appear committed to fixing their expensive quarterback.

Like most rookies, Hurts had a very confusing debut season when examined closely. On one hand, his ability to run the football and make plays on the move helped the Eagles passing game look much more explosive than it did at any point of the 2020 season with Wentz as the starter.

However, Hurts only completed 52% of his passes, and he turned the ball over six times in four games. If anyone can make Hurts into a successful franchise signal caller, it’s a quarterback whisperer like Reich.

While Rivers’ experience and accuracy was definitely a bonus, the fact that Reich was restricted by Rivers’ lack of mobility is inarguable. In trading for Hurts, Reich would get a young quarterback who could start for years to come that can completely change the dynamic of the offense. With a group of receivers that are much better than what he had in Philadelphia, Hurts could take off in Indy.