Colts bench QB Matt Ryan, to begin Nick Foles vs. Chargers

The Indianapolis Colts are making one other quarterback change, benching starter Matt Ryan in favor of Nick Foles forward of Monday evening’s recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers, coach Jeff Saturday mentioned Wednesday.

The workforce’s plan is to begin Foles within the closing three video games of the season and search for a extra everlasting quarterback resolution within the offseason, sources instructed ESPN’s Dan Graziano.

It is unclear what the long run holds for the 37-year-old Ryan, who’s signed by subsequent 12 months and is assured $12 million of his $29 million wage for 2023.

Saturday knowledgeable Ryan of the choice to make the change earlier this week, sources instructed ESPN.

Ryan accomplished 19 of 33 passes for 182 yards and one landing in Saturday’s 39-36 additional time loss because the Minnesota Vikings accomplished the biggest comeback in NFL historical past after trailing 33-0 at halftime.

In Indy’s earlier recreation, at Dallas, the Colts gave up 33 fourth-quarter factors largely due to 4 turnovers.

Foles started the season as Ryan’s backup, however Sam Ehlinger finally took over that spot and have become the starter after Ryan suffered a shoulder separation earlier than Week 8.

After Ehlinger went 0-2 in his two begins, Ryan returned to the beginning position within the workforce’s first recreation beneath Saturday following the firing of coach Frank Reich.

The Colts (4-9-1) are hoping Foles could make extra vertical performs and play with extra effectivity than Ryan has this season. Ryan leads the NFL with 18 giveaways.

Foles has not taken a regular-season snap since Indianapolis signed him as a backup through the offseason. He was the Tremendous Bowl MVP when the Philadelphia Eagles received the world championship following the 2017 season.

ESPN’s Dan Graziano and The Related Press contributed to this report.