Last week, the Colts worked out former Broncos, Texans, and Dolphins QB, Brock Osweiler. GM Christian Ballard and Head Coach Frank Reich also gave former first round pick Brandon Weeden, and former New England Patriot, and Kansas City Chiefs starter Matt Casel workouts. This after the abrupt and shocking retirement of 29 year old Superstar QB Andrew Luck, and the need for Jacoby Brissett to have a competent backup.
It turns out none of these QBs showed the Colts anything they wanted to see. QB Phillip Walker IV who has been the Colts third string hasn’t been able to stand out enough to get the job, neither has former Broncos backup Chad Kelly who also can’t play because he is suspended for 2 weeks(NFL conduct policy violation https://www.9news.com/mobile/article/news/local/former-denver-broncos-qb-chad-kelly-pleads-guilty-avoids-jail-time/73-0410fb20-edb2-4250-9247-5db61279b2f5).
Five Quarterbacks and no answers, that was the case until the New England Patriots gave rookie QB Jared Stidham the 2nd string QB job behind legendary QB Tom Brady. This revelation left 34 year old QB Brian Hoyer expendable in New England. Head Coach Bill Bellicheck wouldn’t rule out bringing Hoyer on as a 3rd string QB.
The Indianapolis Colts jumped at the chance to meet with the veteran QB to offer him the job and signed him to a 3 year, 12 million dollar contract with 9 million guaranteed.