Indianapolis Colts Reportedly Interested In Adding One Surprising Quarterback


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  • The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly interested in bringing in a veteran backup quarterback
  • They could bring in Nick Foles to back up Matt Ryan
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The Indianapolis Colts seemed to have set themselves up at the quarterback position when they traded for Matt Ryan earlier this offseason. However, it seems they may not be completely done making moves at the position.

Today, The Athletic’s Zak Keefer reported that the Colts are looking at adding a veteran quarterback. It seems they are attempting to follow in the footsteps of the Philadelphia Eagles once again and bring in Nick Foles as their backup quarterback.

It’s not necessarily surprising that the Colts are looking to acquire a backup quarterback with Sam Ehlinger currently expected to fill that role. It is a bit surprising that they’d feel much better about Foles as their backup.

We aren’t talking about the Nick Foles that won a Super Bowl here. We aren’t talking about the Nick Foles that Eagles fans inexplicably wanted to replace Carson Wentz. We’re talking about the Nick Foles who is 3-9 as a starter over the past 3 seasons. We’re talking about the Foles who has barely averaged more than 200 yards per game over the last 3 seasons.

This is a quarterback who couldn’t beat out Andy Dalton for a backup job last season. Surely the Colts should at least be trying to call Ryan Fitzpatrick first. There might even be a better option who comes available when cuts start being made.

Luckily for the Colts, this isn’t something that should be too much of a factor for them this season. Matt Ryan has started 222 of a possible 225 games in his NFL career. Still, they should probably be seeking out a better option just in case.