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. 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.
Eason (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh. 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.
Eason (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. 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.
The Colts selected Eason in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 122nd overall. Eason is the sixth quarterback to go off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft, and he lands in an enviable spot with one of the league's top O-lines. He boasts the size and arm strength of a prototypical starter, but the Washington product will need to address issues with consistency on intermediate throws and decision-making before getting a shot at the next level. Philip Rivers is locked in as the Colts' starting QB for the 2020 campaign, which will give Eason the added benefit of at least one year to develop on the bench, but with the 38-year-old veteran only operating on a one-year deal, opportunity could present itself for Eason as early as 2021. Coming off an impressive senior year with the Huskies in which he completed 64.2 percent of his pass attempts for 23 touchdowns and over 3,000 yards, the 6-foot-6, 227-pound signal-caller will be an intriguing developmental project for head coach Frank Reich.
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