As Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks Jacob Eason and Sam Ehlinger compete to possibly start for the team if Carson Wentz can’t start the season, head coach Frank Reich had some thoughts on their first preseason performance.
The Colts beat the Carolina Panthers 21-18, and both quarterbacks had their moments. But after the game, Reich told reporters that he’d recommend Eason and Ehlinger both head to the film room and look at the plays they messed up.
“It was best-case scenario for them,” Reich said. “If I’m them, I’m looking at the plays I messed up, but they should be proud.”
Eason went 15 of 21 for 183 yards, but he was sacked three times and lost a fumble. Ehlinger went 10 of 15 for 155 yards and led the team with 30 rushing yards, but he threw an interception.
HC Frank Reich said the plan is still to split first-team reps between Ehlinger & Eason.
“It was best case scenario for them. If I’m them, I’m looking at the plays I messed up but they should be proud.” #Colts | @WISH_TV pic.twitter.com/jChjuKS7Ik
— Olivia Ray (@OliviaRayWISH) August 15, 2021
Carson Wentz is supposed to be the Colts starting quarterback, but a foot surgery could keep him off the field for a while.
Eason was a fourth round pick by the Colts last year, but spent his rookie season riding the bench behind Philip Rivers. Ehlinger is a rookie who was a sixth-round pick by the Colts after a prolific career at Texas.
One of them will have to step up sooner or later if they hope to get the job, let alone stay on the roster once Wentz comes back.
Who do you think is more likely to win the role from the other?
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