The best backup quarterback options for the Colts in 2024

The Indianapolis Colts have Anthony Richardson as QB1, but it’s still important to build a quality quarterback room. Here’s how Indy can do that.
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Quarterback options for Colts if Gardner Minshew leaves

Ryan Tannehill

It appears that the Titans are going to move on from Ryan Tannehill and go with Will Levis. Tannehill is the veteran that every team craves to have in its quarterback room. While his playing style isn’t quite the style that Shane Steichen would want, he makes up for it with his moxy and overall experience.

Tannehill has an 81-70 record as a starter and has two playoff wins. He can also help with the continued development of Anthony Richardson. At age 35, this is the next step in his career if he wants to continue playing.

Jake Browning

While it’s expected Jake Browning will try to sign with a team in need of a cheap starter or a bridge quarterback, this is a name the Colts should inquire about. Browning started nine games this season in relief of Joe Burrow after his season-ending injury. While the 4-3 record doesn’t stand out nor does the 12:7 TD:INT ratio, what did stand out this season were two things: his ability to keep the team in games with proper game management and him completing 70 percent of his passes. Browning did have a slew of competent pass catchers to achieve 70 percent but it’s an impressive stat, nonetheless.