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Four teams whose 2023 starting QB isn’t on the current roster

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QBs on current roster: Matt Ryan, Sam Ehlinger, Nick Foles

Matt Ryan has been bad in 2022. How bad? Well, he leads the league in interceptions (13) and fumbles (14). The Colts felt they were a quarterback away from being a real contender, so they brought in the former MVP. Through 13 weeks, though, Indy ranks 30th in scoring offense and 25th in total offense, looking every bit as bad as their record would indicate. To be fair, Sam Ehlinger didn’t inspire much confidence in his two starts this year, either, as evidenced by his 69.7 passer rating.

Ryan carries a dead-cap figure of $18 million in 2023, which would prevent some organizations from making a move. But the Colts have Jim Irsay, an owner who’s not afraid to walk away from a mistake. The club traded away Carson Wentz last offseason after one year at the helm and fired head coach Frank Reich following the team’s 3-5-1 start to this season. The Colts could do a number of things at the position this offseason — trade for or sign a QB in free agency, select one in the draft — but riding into Week 1 with a 38-year-old Matt Ryan under center doesn’t feel like one of them. 

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