Sam Ehlinger

Sam Ehlinger

25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Indianapolis Colts
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Despite starting three games in 2022 and ostensibly being in the mix to be a starter or backup last summer, Ehlinger appeared in just one game for the Colts last season. His low usage even took place despite the early season-ending shoulder injury to starter Anthony Richardson. Ehlinger is a clear No. 3 quarterback with the Colts signing Joe Flacco to back up Richardson this season. Ehlinger may not make the 53-man roster since NFL rules this season allow you to activate a third QB from the practice squad. Either way, it would like take several injuries until the Colts gave Ehlinger substantial playing time again. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $3.61 million contract with the Colts in May of 2021.
Set for backup duties
QBIndianapolis Colts
October 11, 2023
Ehlinger will operate as Indianapolis' top backup to Gardner Minshew beginning with Sunday's game against the Jaguars after Anthony Richardson (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Stephen Holder of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ehlinger has been inactive for four of the Colts' first five games, with the lone time he's dressed coming in Week 3 at Baltimore while Richardson was sidelined with a concussion. After suffering an AC joint sprain to his throwing shoulder in the Week 5 win over the Titans, Richardson is projected to miss 4-to-8 weeks, setting Ehlinger up for an extended run as the No. 2 quarterback. The Colts also signed Kellen Mond to their practice squad Wednesday to provide the organization with further depth at quarterback.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Sam Ehlinger's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.82 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.44 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.15 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump
114 in
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
30.38 in
 
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354 days ago
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Training Camp Notes: July 26
355 days ago
Jim Coventry discusses the job battles and injuries of training camp, including Javonte Williams, who was on the field for the first day of Broncos camp.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
In four games last season, Ehlinger completed 63.4 percent of his passes for 573 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. With the team's initial 2022 starter Matt Ryan no longer in the mix ahead of the coming campaign, Ehlinger is presumably destined to fit in as the Colts' No. 3 signal caller, now that veteran Gardner Minshew and highly-touted 2023 first-round pick Anthony Richardson are both on board. In that context, it would likely take an injury or two before the mobile 2021 sixth-rounder re-enters the starting equation.
Ehlinger, a 2021 sixth-round draft pick, won a roster spot last season based on his training camp performance and rushing ability in preseason games. After missing the first six weeks of the season with a knee injury, he moved up to the backup quarterback role in the second half of the campaign but made just three token appearances in games. This coming season, he'll serve as the No. 3 quarterback with the Colts signing Nick Foles as the top backup to Matt Ryan. Ehlinger lacks arm strength, but his mobility could make him a mismatch problem as a backup in short stints.
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Moves past shoulder issue
QBIndianapolis Colts
October 4, 2023
Ehlinger wasn't listed Wednesday on the Colts' first Week 5 injury report.
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Still dealing with injury
QBIndianapolis Colts
Shoulder
October 1, 2023
Ehlinger (shoulder) is inactive Sunday against the Rams.
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Questionable with shoulder injury
QBIndianapolis Colts
Shoulder
September 29, 2023
Ehlinger is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams with a right shoulder injury.
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Serving as emergency QB
QBIndianapolis Colts
Coach's Decision
September 17, 2023
Ehlinger (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Texans, but he'll dress and serve as the Colts' emergency quarterback.
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Strong outing as No. 3 QB
QBIndianapolis Colts
August 20, 2023
Ehlinger was 9-of-14 passing for 124 yards and had eight carries for 60 yards, including a five-yard touchdown, in Saturday's preseason win over Chicago.
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Getting familiar voice in helmet
QBIndianapolis Colts
November 9, 2022
Ehlinger will have passing game specialist/assistant quarterbacks coach Parks Frazier, with whom he's worked closely since being drafted in 2021, as his play caller beginning with the Colts' Week 10 matchup against the Raiders, Stephen Holder of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Former head coach Frank Reich had been the voice in Ehlinger's earpiece over his first two NFL starts in Weeks 8 and 9, but he'll now be getting his directives from an even more familiar source. Holder reports the 30-year-old Frazier, who'll be performing play-calling duties for the first time, has worked closely behind the scenes with Ehlinger since the team drafted him in 2021. Like Reich, Frazier is a former quarterback, though he topped out at FCS program Murray State rather than having an NFL career.
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