2 mid-round QBs Colts could target in 2022 NFL Draft
By Brad Marr
Which quarterbacks could the Indianapolis Colts be scouting for the mid-to-late rounds of the NFL Draft?
Although it seems the Indianapolis Colts switch quarterbacks out every season like the batteries in your smoke detector, the market for veteran QBs is far from impressive.
As of today, it seems the Colts will be rolling with Carson Wentz into the 2022 season. That’s probably the best-case scenario given the familiarity of the offense, the production as a secondary option in the run-first offense, and the shared faith with head coach Frank Reich.
But what if that fails?
Indy drafted Sam Ehlinger in the sixth round of last year’s draft at number 218 overall. While that doesn’t sound high value by any means, Ehlinger was a player Indy fell in love with during the pre-draft process.
The former Texas Longhorn had a rough start to his NFL journey but has since overcome the diversity to become the Colts’ backup quarterback. Ehlinger edged out fellow stringers Jacob Eason, who was waived by Indianapolis in October, and Brett Huntley.
Last training camp, Coach Reich described Ehlinger as “instinctive” giving praise to Sam’s ability to “keep the game simple” and at a level where he’s comfortable. We caught a glimpse of that in the preseason where Sam was quite productive in games and lead the team down to score during the situational 2-minute drills.
If Indy’s front office is still unsure of Ehlinger’s ability to take the reins if a Wentz trade collapses, the NFL Draft is a great place to find great value at quarterback.
While QB should absolutely not be a high priority with the other holes on the roster, emulating the late-round selection of Ehlinger could be beneficial.
Here are a couple of quarterbacks Indy could target in the mid-to-late rounds.