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The Colts Have Officially Released Veteran QB Matt Ryan

The Indianapolis Colts Have Officially Released Matt Ryan After One Year With The Team announced on Wednesday, The move came after Sam Ehlinger and later Nick Foles were benched during the season.

He leaves the team with a 4–12 record in his starts. He recorded 14 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and a career-high 15 fumbles at a 67% pass completion rate. ryan still get $12 million from the Colts, a guarantee that was not in his previous contract.

Now the 37-year-old will have the option of whether or not to explore free agency. When asked by the Indianapolis Star in January about his future, Ryan said, “I’ll have to see how it shakes out but I still love to play and to be honest, I still think my body is in great shape for football.” Is.”

When Ryan was benched for Sam Ehlinger in Week 8, he was honest with reporters who asked about his feelings, and said he would “accept and embrace” his backup role.

“I was disappointed personally and personally,” Ryan said. “As a player, as a competitor, you want to be there. You want to go. It’s part of the deal in this league. You have to produce and you have to go out there and play. Disappointed that we Wasn’t able to do that.” In the first seven matches. But you go ahead. Life in this league is week-to-week and there has to be production. Obviously, disappointed personally but here for the team. ,

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He was drafted in 2008 and played for the next 14 seasons. The Atlanta Falcons where he went without missing a start in all but two seasons. The Falcons traded the longtime franchise cornerstone to the Colts for a 2022 third-round draft pick before signing Marcus Mariota from the Las Vegas Raiders.

Moving on from Ryan, the Colts Saved $18 million in dead money charges and $17 million in salary cap space. On Tuesday, the Colts reportedly agreed to trade Pro Bowl cornerback Stephen Gilmore to the Dallas Cowboys for a fifth-round compensatory pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pellicero.

Those two moves combined saved the Colts $27.1 million against the 2023 salary cap. The team has the No. 4 overall pick in next month’s NFL Draft.

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