Matt Ryan has an injured shoulder, but that’s not why the Indianapolis Colts are making a switch at quarterback in Week 8.
The Colts made a surprising announcement on Monday after a loss to the Tennessee Titans, saying Ryan wouldn’t start. He has been benched and the team will turn to Sam Ehlinger at quarterback.
The Athletic reported that Ryan had a Grade 2 shoulder separation and won’t practice this week. But Colts coach Frank Reich said the move to Ehlinger would have happened anyway, and the plan is for him to start the rest of the season.