Bleacher Report gives Colts a “To-Do List” to help finish offseason
By Brad Marr
1. Extend Quenton Nelson long term
Undoubtedly, the most vital move remaining to be made is the contract extension of the three-time First-team All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson. Since being drafted sixth overall in 2018, Big Q has showcased a remarkable career thus far.
Although there was some laughable media speculation shortly after the season’s end surrounding a possible trade, Colts GM Chris Ballard has continued to endorse Nelson’s future in Blue all offseason.
Ballard even went as far as naming Q a Hall of Fame player in his end of season presser, responding to rumors of moving Q to left tackle:
"Why would you move a Hall of Fame left guard to left tackle? That just makes no sense to me. And look he’s got a ways to go to be a Hall of Fame player. But why would you move a great player to left tackle? We’re not doing that."
This shows the promise and belief that a deal is imminent. Quenton Nelson sets the tone for what is expected as a player in the Colts organization, and while a position change to left tackle is nowhere near expected, a left tackle-like contract is for this consensus NFL great.