NFL: Matt Ryan Loses Job; Sam Ehlinger named Colts starting quarterback

The Indianapolis Colts have made an important decision by offering the starting quarterback position to Sam Ehlinger for the remainder of the season at the expense of veteran Matt Ryan, according to the team’s head coach. , Frank Reich.

Ryan suffered a shoulder injury Sunday after starting the Colts’ last seven games, but the team’s decision would not be justified by his injury, according to Reich. In that game, Ryan had two more interceptions in a 19-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

« Right now, the decision is to make Sam our starter for the rest of the season, » Reich said, according to the team’s website.

Ryan will not practice this week and will be inactive for Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders. The Colts could have turned to veteran Nick Foles, but they preferred Ehlinger, who has appeared in just three games in his career without ever throwing a pass.

Ehlinger, 24, is a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft by the Houston Texans.

Ryan, who the Colts acquired from the Atlanta Falcons in a trade, has thrown nine interceptions and fumbled the ball 11 times this season, losing possession three times.
Despite their troubles, the Colts are 3-3-1 this season.

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