Looks like Matt Ryan is getting sent to the bench for the second time this season, by a second different coach.
It has just been reported that the Indianapolis Colts are going to roll with Nick Foles under center in favor of Matty Ice this upcoming Monday against the Los Angeles Chargers. This marks the second time Ryan’s been benched, as former head coach Frank Reich replaced him earlier in the season for a few games in favor of second-year QB Sam Ehlinger.
Interim head coach Jeff Saturday has decided to go with Foles over Ryan and Ehlinger, with the Colts looking to finish strong after blowing the biggest lead in NFL history last weekend.
Matt Ryan has been nothing short of awful this season. In 12 starts, he as a 4-7-1 record with 3,057 yards, 14 touchdowns and a league-leading 13 interceptions.
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His last outing may very well go down as one of the most embarrassing of his career. Despite his team holding a 33-0 lead over the Minnesota Vikings at halftime, they were unable to hold on. Ryan and the offense only managed to score three more points after the break, while the Vikings scored 36 in the second half and another three in overtime to escape with the record-breaking 39-36 victory. Ryan managed just 182 yards and a touchdown, despite his team putting up 36 points.
It was just the latest epic collapse for a Matt Ryan-led team, as his Falcons developed quite the reputation for blowing leads during his time in Atlanta, with the most memorable obviously being Super Bowl LI, when they blew a 28-3 second half lead to Tom Brady and the Patriots.
As for Foles, he has played just two snaps for the Colts this season. His last start came in 2021 as a member of the Bears, when he threw for 250 yards and a touchdown in a 25-24 win over the Seahawks. The 33-year-old has a 29-27 career record and a Super Bowl MVP to his name. We’ll see if he can restore that Philly magic as a member of the Colts.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.