Jacob Eason

Indianapolis Colts
Quarterback #9
Indianapolis Colts
Quarterback #9

Jacob Eason News

Looks set for backup QB role

Eason is the favorite to be the backup to Carson Wentz even after the Colts took Sam Ehlinger in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, ESPN 107.5 FM Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Eason didn't play a snap in a regular season game during his rookie season in 2020, but the Colts had enough faith in him not to sign a veteran after Jacoby Brissett, last year's backup, left in free agency. Eason isn't likely to get on the field much this season barring an injury to Carson Wentz, however.

May 28, 2021 8:15 AM EST

Getting work in with receivers

Eason is training currently training with teammates Michael Pittman and Dezmon Patmon, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Eason didn't get a chance do make his debut as a rookie in 2020, but following Philip Rivers' retirement and with Jacoby Brissett set for free agency, it's looking probable that he sees more opportunities next season. Working on his development alongside wideouts like Pittman and Patmon, who will also be heading into their sophomore seasons in 2021, is therefore certainly a logical move. As the depth chart currently stands, Eason looks primed to compete for the backup role behind Carson Wentz in 2021.

Mar 3, 2021 11:19 AM EST

Opportunity awaits for 2021?

Eason, who did not suit up for the Colts as a rookie in 2020, could see more opportunities in 2021 following Philip Rivers' decision to retire.

Analysis: Eason didn't see any work in Indianapolis as a rookie, as Jacoby Brissett worked as the second-string option behind a healthy Rivers all season. Brissett is additionally scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, so at least for the meantime, Eason appears to have a realistic path to snaps in his sophomore season. Of course, it should be expected that the Colts' quarterback room will see additions this offseason, whether through the 2021 NFL Draft or free agency.

Jan 21, 2021 2:29 PM EST

Healthy scratch for Week 16

Eason (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

Analysis: The fourth-round rookie has yet to reach the field this season for the Colts. With second-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett possessing 32 career starts, Eason has remained a developmental option and frequent healthy scratch over the course of 2020.

Dec 27, 2020 8:47 AM EST

Inactive for season opener

Eason (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Eason's inactive status is merely confirmation that he'll begin the season as Indianapolis' No. 3 quarterback. Unless one of Philip Rivers or Jacoby Brissett misses time with an injury, Eason will likely remain a fixture on the inactive list throughout his rookie season.

Sep 13, 2020 9:18 AM EST

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