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At face worth, the solutions to this query appear easy. There are a mess of the explanation why they could make this transfer; 1. To see what Sam Ehlinger has. 2. To lose extra video games to get a greater draft decide to be able to pick out a quarterback and get off of the yearly QB-hunt cycle the Colts have been on since Andrew Luck walked away. 3. To maintain Matt Ryan wholesome in order that a big portion of his contract isn’t assured for damage subsequent season. 4. It’s potential that the one quarterback that would have any success behind the present Colts offensive line is one who can scramble like Sam Ehlinger.
Positive, these all may make sense, however what if there was one thing else? What if there was another excuse? What if Jim Irsay made the choice to bench Matt Ryan in order that Frank Reich might win all of it in 2022? Let’s check out the proof.
Clue #1: The Offensive Line Is Horrible
The Colts threw Matt Ryan out behind a nasty offensive line and after seven video games they’ve gotten Ryan harm. In his 15-year profession he has solely missed three video games and the Colts received him critically harm in simply seven video games. Do they actually suppose anybody else goes to have the ability to keep wholesome behind the road in its present state? The NFL modified concussion protocols earlier this yr in response to the Tua Tagovailoa scenario, do we actually anticipate Sam Ehlinger to not run head first into defensive ends 4-5 instances a recreation? We’re all simply going to blindly imagine the Colts anticipate Sam Ehlinger to go on the market, stand within the pocket, get brutally crushed for the rest of the season and not get harm?
Now, I’m not saying the Colts are sending Ehlinger on the market in order that he’ll get harm. But when he does get harm, what occurs? Who’re they sending on the market? You suppose they’re going to play Nick Foles over Matt Ryan? Actually? I don’t imagine that for a second. However I do imagine they’ve had this dialog. If and when Ehlinger will get harm, watch who comes into the sport.
Clue #2: Matt Ryan Is Injured. Why Announce Ehlinger The Full Time Starter Now?
Skeptics will say that the Colts introduced him the starter now in order that if Ehlinger struggles, there gained’t be any questioning how they may proceed to begin the second yr participant over Matt Ryan. And positive, that sounds good, but when they’re simply going to play Ehlinger for the remainder of the season both manner, it doesn’t matter once they announce the transfer. The one factor asserting him because the starter now actually does is transfer Sam Ehlinger to QB1 and Matt Ryan to QB2 on the depth chart.
Clue #3: The Colts Know The Protection Is Too Good To Lose A Lot Of Video games
The Colts protection has been actually good in all however their week six win over Jacksonville. Single-handedly the defensive unit has stored the Colts offense in video games and stored them in every contest (save for the primary Jags recreation) till the fourth quarter. On condition that the protection is so good, there’s a very actual probability a Sam Ehlinger-led staff will win simply sufficient video games to win a really dangerous AFC South. The Titans aren’t good – which I do know is wealthy coming from a man who writes a few staff they’ve crushed twice this yr, I do know. However actually, they’re not. The Colts are simply worse. However the Titans second-half schedule is completely brutal and the AFC South may produce the primary division winner to complete 7-10 (or 7-9-1 because it have been). Reich, Ballard and Irsay all know the protection is sweet and the division is dangerous.
Clue #4: The Solely Method Matt Ryan Stays Wholesome Is If Sam Ehlinger Takes Hits For Him
It doesn’t matter who you set behind the Colts line, they’re going to ultimately get harm. We roughly coated that. However given the truth that the Colts protection goes to maintain them in these video games and the AFC South is so dangerous, if there may be any hope to have Matt Ryan wholesome for a playoff run, somebody has to take the common season hits for him and Sam Ehlinger is simply the man to do it.
Clue #5: Frank Reich Solely Wins Tremendous Bowls With A Backup Quarterback
This level works for me both manner however as a paid, beneath contract participant or coach, Frank Reich has been to 6 complete Tremendous Bowls and has solely gained, one. In 2017 with the Philadelphia Eagles, Reich helped information backup quarterback Nick Foles to a Tremendous Bowl championship after beginning quarterback Carson Wentz was misplaced for the yr with a torn ACL in week 14. For no matter mystical motive, Frank Reich wants a backup quarterback to play if he desires to win a Tremendous Bowl and Jim Irsay is a giant believer in mysticism.
The Colts want Matt Ryan in the event that they wish to win within the playoffs, that a lot is evident. However Frank Reich can’t win all of it until he’s teaching the backup. And the offensive line can’t hold a QB wholesome. And Sam Ehlinger’s younger and stuffed with power and the flexibility to take hits simply lengthy sufficient for Matt Ryan to get better and get recent for January. And the trail to the AFC South Championship is broad open contemplating the energy of the protection and the way a lot all 4 groups suck.
So, once you actually break it down, it’s fairly apparent. The Indianapolis Colts are going to win Tremendous Bowl 57 with backup quarterback Matt Ryan.
E book it.