Matt Ryan starts QB for the Colts in Jeff Saturday’s coaching debut


LAS VEGAS — Simply weeks after the Colts named Sam Ehlinger their beginning quarterback for the rest of the season, veteran Matt Ryan returned to the beginning lineup for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Raiders — the staff’s first below interim head coach Jeff Saturday. .

The Colts moved to Ehlinger forward of their Week 8 sport in opposition to the Washington Commanders after Ryan suffered a shoulder tear. On the time, supervisor Frank Reich – who was sacked on Monday and changed on Saturday – mentioned the transfer was supposed to be everlasting. Proprietor Jim Irsay closely influenced the choice, sources informed ESPN.

However Ryan returned to coaching this week and, it appears, Saturday modified his thoughts. The choice comes after Saturday, throughout his introductory press convention, he mentioned Ehlinger would stay the beginning quarterback.

However on Friday, Saturday started to recede.

Requested how he got here to the choice to start out Ehlinger, Saturday mentioned: “I consider on a regular basis. I inform these guys, this isn’t a closed competitors by any stretch of the creativeness. I will put the highest 11 in it. we will do to win video games, that is what we’ll do. Each had nice weeks of apply. Sam, for a younger man, is an lively man. He brings quite a lot of pop. Matt, getting there too, I used to be impressed. He was on the market enjoying for there.”

Saturday added, “It is as much as me who begins at quarterback,” when requested concerning the notion that Irsay was driving the choice.

The Colts have been 0-2 with Ehlinger because the starter. In final week’s loss to the New England Patriots, the Colts had a traditionally poor offensive efficiency, making 0-of-14 on third-down makes an attempt and producing 121 whole attacking yards — the fewest since 1997.