The Indianapolis Colts are focused on making some additions to the roster this offseason, including improving the offensive line alongside All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson.
While the Colts are trusting Nelson to be the anchor of the offensive line, they apparently have another task at hand for him, too — halfway around the world in Africa.
One of the big international stories of the last few days was the cargo ship that got stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal, backing up hundreds of other ships and costing the shipping industry billions of dollars in lost revenue.
With the local and international community trying to get that ship unstuck as soon as humanly possible, the Colts might have the solution everyone has been looking for, as evidenced by what their Twitter account just posted.
The Colts have a somewhat economical solution for fixing the blockage in the canal, and it involves Nelson going down there and sorting the problem out himself.
Hey, it’s better than ONE excavator digging the ship out! At least Nelson will be able to get low and use his leverage to solve the problem.
The Colts need to send Quenton Nelson to Egypt ASAP.
Nelson, who has been rumored to be moved over to left tackle, is one of the most technically refined offensive linemen in the game, but you don’t make three Pro Bowls in your first three seasons without plenty of raw power, and Nelson has as much as any guard in the league.
Nelson’s strength was one of his main calling-cards coming out of Notre Dame, and it’s helped the No. 6 overall pick make such a smooth, effortless transition from playing college ball to locking down some of the most difficult interior linemen in football. Once you take on Aaron Donald, a measly little ship has to seem like child’s play.
Let’s just say you hypothetically had to pick one player to get a huge cargo ship out of an underwater ditch. Wouldn’t you want to pick someone who is clearly the best interior guard in football? It might just have a better success rate than whatever the heck they’re doing right now over there.
If Nelson ever finds himself between jobs, he might have stumbled into a solid post-football career. After decleating the best defensive tackles the NFL has to offer on a somewhat regular basis, the next natural step is clearly helping to move stuck ships.