Sam Ehlinger

QB, Indianapolis Colts

Height 6'3" Weight 225
DOB 1998-09-30 Age 24.1
College Texas

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Chris Ballard Expected To Return In 2023

    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said "of course" he expects general manager Chris Ballard to return in 2023. Irsay called Ballard "a winner." Irsay also said last week that head coach Frank Reich's job was safe, but he went back on that and fired him on Monday after a 26-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 9. Ballard has been leading the Colts for six seasons, but he has failed to win at the quarterback position since Andrew Luck abruptly retired in 2019. Former center Jeff Saturday will take over as the interim head coach for the Colts, while they'll continue to roll with quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who hasn't looked any better than veteran Matt Ryan did to open his first year in Indy.

    Nov 7 · Source via Colts Sam Ehlinger Matt Ryan
  • Sam Ehlinger Will Remain The Starter In Indianapolis

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger will remain the team's starter, according to interim head coach Jeff Saturday. Saturday took over as head coach for Frank Reich, who was fired on Monday. That being said, the Colts will stick with Ehlinger instead of turning back to veteran signal-caller Matt Ryan, who was benched after Week 7. The benching was apparently the idea of team owner Jim Irsay and Ryan will continue to be sidelined despite the shake-up on the coaching staff. Ehlinger has thrown for 304 yards and one interception in two games. He's still looking for his first career touchdown pass.

    Nov 7 · Source via Colts Sam Ehlinger Matt Ryan
  • Jeff Saturday Named Colts Interim Head Coach

    The Indianapolis Colts are naming former six-time Pro Bowl center and ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday as their interim head coach on Monday after firing Frank Reich. Saturday has been a consultant for the team and is in its Ring of Honor. He was also the head coach for the Hebron Christian Academy football team in Georgia. The Colts have been reeling as an organization ever since losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the regular season finale last year to miss the playoffs. They dumped Carson Wentz and traded for Matt Ryan, but Ryan was benched last week in favor of Sam Ehlinger, and the team also fired offensive coordinator Marcus Brady. Indy's offense has become one of the worst in football, and they've scored just 19 points in their last two games.

    Nov 7 · Source via Colts Sam Ehlinger Matt Ryan
  • Colts Fire Head Coach Frank Reich

    The Indianapolis Colts fired head coach Frank Reich on Monday, according to sources. The move comes after the team's 26-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 9, the Colts' third straight loss. Indianapolis recently made the switch from veteran quarterback Matt Ryan to Sam Ehlinger and also fired offensive coordinator Marcus Brady last week, but it couldn't save Reich his job. The 60-year-old went 40-33-1 in the regular season and 1-2 in two playoff appearances with the Colts. The team had different opening-day starters at QB in each of Reich's five seasons as the franchise struggled to replace Andrew Luck after his sudden retirement before the 2019 season. The Colts didn't convert any of their 14 third-down attempts, which tied the worst single-game mark in the NFL in the last 30 years.

    Nov 7 · Source via Colts Sam Ehlinger Matt Ryan
  • Sam Ehlinger Brutal In Week 9 Blowout Loss

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger completed 15 of 29 passes for 103 yards and zero touchdowns while adding an interception in the Week 9 loss to the New England Patriots. This one never seemed close, as New England's defense dominated from start to finish, holding the Colts offense to just 121 yards. Ehlinger hasn't looked any better than Matt Ryan, so there could potentially be a decision made when Ryan's shoulder heals. The only thing Ehlinger provides that Ryan doesn't is his rushing ability. Ehlinger remains off of the fantasy radar in even the deepest of leagues in a matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders next week.

    Nov 6 · Source via Colts Sam Ehlinger Matt Ryan
  • Colts Fire OC Marcus Brady

    Midway through a season rife with underwhelming play on the offensive side of the ball, the Colts have made a significant move on the sidelines. The team announced on Tuesday that they have fired offensive coordinator Marcus Brady. The 43-year-old joined the Colts’ staff in 2018, following a playing and coaching career in the CFL. […]

    Nov 1 · Pro Football Rumors Colts Sam Ehlinger Matt Ryan
  • Sam Ehlinger Quiet In First Career Start

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger made his first career start against the Washington Commanders in Week 8. The 24-year-old continued to dink and dunk much like Matt Ryan has been doing in recent weeks. He completed 17-of-23 passing attempts for 201 yards in the loss. Ehlinger also added 15 additional yards on the ground, but his biggest run of the day was called back. Ehlinger didn't make many mistakes, but he also struggled to throw it down the field. It's hard to imagine Ehlinger being a reliable fantasy option at any point this season. He'll be tough to trust even in deep leagues for their next game against the New England Patriots.

    Oct 30 · Source via Colts Sam Ehlinger
  • Frank Reich Not Considered To Be On Hot Seat

    On Monday, the Indianapolis Colts made the surprising move to bench quarterback Matt Ryan. The 37-year-old is reportedly dealing with an injury, but it doesn't sound like they pulled him because of that. The team named second-year quarterback Sam Ehlinger the starter for the remainder of the season. That news led many to believe head coach Frank Reich was desperate to win and wanted to make do-or-die move. Despite that, it doesn't sound like Reich is on the hot seat. The organization feels like they can open up the offense more with a young and mobile quarterback such as Ehlinger under center. It'll be interesting to see if the 3-3-1 Colts can get back on track. Possibly, Reich is on the hot seat if this experiment goes horribly wrong. In the meantime, Reich is expected to remain the Colts head coach until further notice.

    Oct 30 · Source via Colts Sam Ehlinger Matt Ryan
  • Sam Ehlinger Not An Ideal Streaming Option

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger will be making his first career start against the Washington Commanders on Sunday. The 24-year-old has been named the starting quarterback for the rest of the season. It's surprising that the Colts have that much faith in the former sixth round pick. Possibly, Ehlinger is better than expected, but fantasy managers shouldn't get too excited. The Commanders do a fairly decent job at covering the pass, so Ehlinger isn't likely to have much success. He'll be a QB2 and a bottom tier streaming option for this Week 8 matchup.

    Oct 29 · Source via Colts Sam Ehlinger
  • Sam Ehlinger's Mobility Could Make The Difference

    The Indianapolis Colts have chosen to bench 37-year-old quarterback Matt Ryan in favor of second-year QB Sam Ehlinger, who has never attempted an NFL pass. "We think Sam Ehlinger has a really bright future," general manager Chris Ballard said back in August. Ehlinger will be the team's sixth starter since Andrew Luck retired abruptly in 2019. The 24-year-old will have his growing pains no doubt, but he has more upside than Ryan, and his scrambling ability could be a spark for this struggling Colts offense. But Ehlinger could struggle initially, starting in Week 8 against the Washington Commanders, behind an offensive line that has become one of the worst in the league. Ryan has taken 80 hits (most in the league) and 110 pressures.

    Oct 25 · Source via Colts Sam Ehlinger
  • Sam Ehlinger Expected To Start For Rest Of Season

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been promoted to the starting quarterback after veteran quarterback Matt Ryan's sluggish start to the season. Ehlinger was a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and has not thrown a pass in a regular season game. He's worth picking up in deep leagues and superflex/two-QB leagues as there's a chance he can be productive in an offense with solid weapons. That said, he doesn't have much appeal in traditional single-quarterback leagues as his ceiling is likely capped. This could be a sign the Colts are waving the white flag, so buyer beware with Ehlinger.

    Oct 24 · Source via Colts Sam Ehlinger
  • Colts Planning To Bump Sam Ehlinger To QB2 Role

    Shortly after the Colts signed Nick Foles, Frank Reich said he wanted to bring in the former Super Bowl MVP in previous offseasons. The fit worked out best this year, after the Bears released him following the draft. Foles has worked as Matt Ryan‘s backup thus far this season, but that will change in Week […]

    Oct 15 · Pro Football Rumors Colts Sam Ehlinger Nick Foles
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2021IND30.90.3189.41.61.000-0000393.0000
    2022IND219.69.8120100.052.531.5325261.5304011111544.9101

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    8WASL 16-1711.658100.050.029172373.92010026152.5001
    9@NEL 3-268.162100.054.834152951.71030195397.8000

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    9NYJW 45-300.112.02.0100-0000111.0000
    11@BUFW 41-150.9710.01.4100-0000199.0000
    13@HOUW 31-0-0.11014.11.4100-00001-1-1.0000

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