Indianapolis Colts: 3 players with most to lose in summer OTAs
2. QB Jacob Eason
Eason is the favorite to take over backup duties this season, as the former Washington star still looks like he’s straight out of central casting as far as quarterbacks go. With his 6-5 frame and absolute mortar tower of a right arm, Eason could be an ideal fit if Wentz goes down with an injury.
However, the Colts don’t seem to be 100% sold on Eason in a game situation. If they were, then why pick Texas QB Sam Ehlinger in the sixth round of the draft? Eason might be the better prospect, but he didn’t get on the field last year, so he is far from guaranteed a spot as QB2 this year.
What do the Colts think of Jacob Eason?
Ehilnger’s arm talent is nowhere close to that possessed by Eason, but he does have mobility and playmaking skill on his side, which is not insignificant. Eason’s issues in college stemmed from struggles with going through his reads, and an entire season with no preseason or game reps didn’t help in that regard.
Eason can shut up all of this noise by going out there, throwing the ball all over the yard, and relegating Ehlinger to gadget-package duty. His accuracy needs work, but he could show strides and put Ehlinger back on the bench with a strong performance in OTAs.