Former Texas QB Sam Ehlinger fights in the Colts ’second preseason game

Neither Sam Ehlinger nor Jacob Eason have taken control of the Indianapolis Colts ’backup role.

Carson Wentz is the Colts starting quarterback this season, but at this time the return of a foot injury is unknown. This makes the safety quarterback competition between Ehlinger and Eason even more important. One of the two young signal calls could be called upon to play significant snapshots for Indianapolis this season.

Throughout the Colts ’first preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, the two quarterbacks had good performances. It was a different story against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night.

Ehlinger started the game and played with, and against, several starters. He had an up and down performance, finishing 8 by 13 for 70 yards and two interceptions. He added 11 yards on two gates and dodged the pressure well in his pocket. The former Texas star played a quarter and a half, while Eason finished two and a half quarters of 16 against 27 for 132 yards.

Colts coach Frank Reich expected Ehlinger or Eason to take control of the backup job before their last preseason game against Detroit, but none of the quarterbacks seem to have done enough to break away from the playoffs. other.

“I mean, I have to look at the film more closely, but they both did some good things, they did some good works,” Reich said. “Obviously, Sam had two types of balls that became interceptions. You have to clean it. Jacob missed a thing or two early, but then made some important plays. But we will learn from it. I think they both did positive things. I have to take a closer look at the film for a full evaluation. ”

There’s one more week for Ehlinger to take advantage of this incredible opportunity early in his career. Check out some of the best moments captured from his performance against the Vikings: