Ranking 7 quarterbacks that could start Week 1 for Colts
The boy wonder. Sam Ehlinger makes the list in a win-win scenario. It could be possible that Indianapolis rolls Sam out in year two so that he gives Ballard and Reich a clear view of his potential as a starting quarterback.
Alternatively, Ehlinger could be an epic failure and the Colts increase their draft stock. With a top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, Indy would have the potential at drafting its next franchise quarterback.
If Ehlinger starts all of next season, it might be a long season for the fans and organization, but could ultimately help the team down the line.
Does anyone really know what the future of Aaron Rodgers looks like? He could retire, go to any team of his liking that can afford his contract, or he could be on the Green Bay Packers in 2022.
All signs are leading to the Packers dealing Rodgers this offseason, which would not be too surprising for anyone that has followed this storyline over the last 12 months. You would have to be under a rock to ignore this situation.
Rodgers brings an immediate MVP to the team (Rodgers won the last two) that could be a quarterback away from winning the Super Bowl. Remember what Tom Brady did for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in year one?
What’s interesting about Rodgers in Indianapolis is how many fans viewed Wentz as not being a true leader because of his vaccination status. Rodgers is known to be unvaccinated and could cause issues with fans.
Does that really matter if the team is winning though?
This could be an intriguing move for the Colts if they were to acquire the Commanders starting quarterback. Taylor Heinicke is no superstar in this league, but he is a playmaker.
The Washington Commanders are also in the market for a new quarterback this offseason, which leaves many to believe that Heinicke is on the move.
Let’s not forget about the time when he was a backup in the playoffs and almost knocked out Tom Brady and the Buccaneers before they went on to win the Super Bowl. Could he bring that level of swagger and play to Indianapolis? I’d like to think so.
Acquiring Heinicki this offseason would require a trade as well. Swapping Wentz and Heinicke along with pick swaps would likely get this deal done. Washington gets a quarterback that they believe could do well. Indianapolis gets a project quarterback that could do well behind the right cast.