The Indianapolis Colts are a professional American football team based in Indianapolis. The Colts compete in the National Football League as a member club of the Southern division of the league's American Football Conference. The new Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Matt Ryan, had his ups and downs in his debut against the Houston Texans, reflecting the team itself. Veteran Philip Rivers beat Jacoby Brissett this season.
He had better passing numbers in every category and even led the Colts back to the playoffs. While Foles was successful with Reich as his offensive coordinator with the Eagles, he knows that his role in Indianapolis is to be Ryan's backup. Despite all the positive aspects that Rivers brought to the Colts this season, the reality is that he will turn 40 in December and the way the quarterback position is played has changed a bit. The Colts signed veteran quarterback Nick Foles on Monday, who will meet in Indianapolis with Frank Reich, their offensive coordinator when he was named MVP of Super Bowl LII with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Indianapolis offense is about to balance out, which means Taylor is ready to unlock even more dimensions of his game. Andrew Luck was the most promoted quarterback in the draft since Peyton Manning, precisely the player he ended up succeeding in Indianapolis when the former MVP moved to Denver for the final years of his career. INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts, a proud franchise that had nothing to worry about as a quarterback for nearly 20 years, are asking the same question they asked when their season ended a year ago. A victory in Jacksonville would help the Colts, and their quarterback, get back on track with their goal of reaching the playoffs.
That's exactly a tenth of a point worse than Carson Wentz last season, but the Colts probably prefer how Ryan will produce those numbers over Wentz's approach. He did everything the Colts asked him to do with the exception of winning a Super Bowl, which can't be placed solely on his shoulders. Another thing the Colts have to worry about is whether Rivers is the right quarterback to try to help them overcome the wild card or the divisional round of the playoffs. There's also no reason to tell it beyond a year or two, but the Colts have made it clear that they're looking for a long-term solution, making Ryan an acceptable short-term option.
Foles has a lot of experience and is someone who can be trusted to lead the Colts if Ryan falls. The quarterback rumor will be in Indianapolis until the franchise says what they are going to do in the position. Despite how painful it was for Indianapolis to lose a spot in the playoffs with the staggering loss to the Jaguars, the Colts certainly didn't help themselves by opening the year in a deep well. The more success Taylor enjoyed, while Wentz struggled with inconsistency, the more Indianapolis relied on its strong offensive line and stellar backing.
The point guard is somewhere else on the list, but the Colts need to figure out who will support them next season if they hope to go one step further and compete with Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills and Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC.