The Indianapolis Colts may make a move to bring in a veteran quarterback that can backup the recently acquired Matt Ryan.
This offseason, the Indianapolis Colts made a major move by trading away Carson Wentz and trading for Matt Ryan. Ryan is now Indy’s quarterback, and the hope is that he can be around for a few more years.
While the starting spot is locked up, there’s uncertainty about who will be the top backup behind Ryan. Currently, on the roster, the Colts have Sam Ehlinger, James Morgan, and Jack Coan.
If anything unfortunate happens where Ryan isn’t able to suit up for Indianapolis, Indy would like to have a quarterback that can step in and keep the team competitive. It’s unclear if any of these three young guys can do that.
That’s why head coach Frank Reich recently revealed to the media that the Colts are monitoring the veteran market to see if there’s anyone that will help improve the team.
Colts monitoring veteran quarterback market
Reich admitted that this is something Chris Ballard and Indianapolis are observing, but as usual, Indy isn’t in a rush to quickly add a backup with more experience.
In addition to the current players on the roster, the Chicago Bears’ release of Nick Foles also prompted this question. Foles has proven to be one of the better backups in the league.
Additionally, Foles has a relationship with Frank Reich dating back to their time with the Philadelphia Eagles. Reich was Philly’s offensive coordinator when Foles took over for an injured Carson Wentz and led the team to a Super Bowl.
That history makes Foles the perfect candidate to backup Matt Ryan under Frank Reich. Everyone will see if that becomes a reality in the coming weeks.
In a perfect season for the Colts, they will never have to turn to their backup and Matt Ryan can start every game. However, it’s better to be prepared if something unfortunate does occur.