Colts to start out QB Sam Ehlinger for remainder of season; Matt Ryan injured

It is Sam Ehlinger time in Indianapolis.

Ehlinger will begin the Colts’ Week 8 house matchup in opposition to the Washington Commanders, the workforce introduced Monday. Veteran Matt Ryan, who began the Colts’ first seven video games of the 2022 season, is out with a shoulder sprain. However no matter Ryan’s well being the remainder of the way in which, head coach Frank Reich mentioned that Ehlinger would be the workforce’s first-string quarterback for the remainder of the season.

Ryan, the 2016 NFL MVP, was delivered to Indianapolis from the Atlanta Falcons final offseason to be able to stabilize the Colts’ quarterback place after Carson Wentz struggled within the function final 12 months. However via seven video games with the Colts, Ryan has completed something however. 

He has a 68.4 completion proportion on 297 go makes an attempt with 9 touchdowns and 9 interceptions up to now this 12 months.

Reich was blunt concerning the realities of the quarterback change when chatting with the media Monday.

Ehlinger was beforehand the beginning quarterback at Texas for components of 4 seasons earlier than being chosen by the Colts within the 2021 NFL Draft. He led the Longhorns to 2 bowl video games, as effectively 2018 Massive 12 Championship Recreation, the place they misplaced to archrival Oklahoma.

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