Colts Matt Ryan Contract
The Indianapolis Colts have benched quarterback Matt Ryan in favour of Sam Ehlinger before of their Week 8 home game against the Washington Commanders.
There were several voices in the room making the decision, but whoever made the ultimate call, the choice is done, and we might have seen the final of Ryan on the field for the Colts.
Sam Ehlinger is now the Colts' official starting quarterback. In the event that he falters or is hurt, Nick Foles will take over.
Ryan is done. He's been kicked out. Due to the terms of his contract, he will not participate in any further games.
Ryan has an additional $7.205 million in 2023 pay guaranteed for injury, as well as a $10 million roster bonus guaranteed for injury in 2023.
In the year 2022, Ryan's career with the Colts will come to an end. Before the Tuesday after next, he might be available in a trade.
It is possible that the Colts will come to the conclusion that nobody else on their roster is the solution and that it is time to go back to Ryan.
Ryan has had a great career. He was the MVP. He tried everything to win a Super Bowl. He recently passed Dan Marino for seventh place on the all-time passing yardage leaderboard.
The Colts are in AFC playoff race. They're 3-3-1, seventh in the wild card race. It's a daring move to bench Ryan, and Nick Foles has a better chance of playing than Ryan.