Thursday, February 9, 2023

The Colts relegated Ryan for the second time; Foles will own

INDIANAPOLIS ( Associated Press) – Nick Foles waited an entire season to start playing with the Indianapolis Colts’ starters.

The 33-year-old quarterback is about to get his chance.

Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday announced Wednesday that Foles would replace Matt Ryan as the starter for Indianapolis against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Saturday thus gave Foles his first start since December 26, 2021, and second since October 2020.

“No, none,” Foles said when asked if he had any drama with the starters in spring training. “You never know what’s going to happen every week, it’s been that kind of season. Unfortunately, there are years like that in the NFL. For me, it’s always about doing what I need to do from my position.”

It’s been a painful season for the Colts (4-9-1) and also for Foles, who initially signed as a free agent to reconnect with coach Frank Reich, only to be signed by his old friend in November. Fired at the beginning of.

He also saw Indianapolis switch offense managers and fire the offensive coordinator. This was ignored even when Reich initially seated Ryan in October.

Reich assigned the team to second-year NFL quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who attended the same high school in Texas as Foles. The Colts lost both games in which Ehlinger started.

Foles started the season as the No. 2 quarterback, then moved up to No. 3 and now has just four starts to allow the Colts to take a 33–0 halftime lead and allow Minnesota to rally for a 39-game win. has been promoted to start the day after. In overtime, the greatest comeback in NFL history.

“It’s never an easy decision and I love Matt, he’s a professional and I love the way he’s handled the situation,” said Saturday. “I feel bad for Matt, but ultimately Nick gives us the best chance to win and we’re going in that direction.”

Saturday declined to say whether Ryan or Ehlinger would be the backups in Monday night’s game against the Chargers.

Ryan’s rollercoaster season may be over. Maybe even his career.

The 37-year-old helped the Colts to all four wins this season, but was sacked 38 times, fifth-worst in the NFL, and turned the ball over 18 of 18 times despite missing two games. , In October he dislocated his shoulder.

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