The Indianapolis Colts sign two veteran QBs

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by admin on Thursday 24 July 2008 at 9:38 am

The Indianapolis Colts have signed QBs Quinn Gray and Jared Lorenzen to provide depth at the position.  This just proves that the Colts are not sold on Jim Sorgi and that they might be a tad worried about Peyton Manning’s knee.  The 29-year old Gray is a big guy at 6’3″, 246 pounds and he’s a talented player despite getting cut by the Texans in the off season.  Gray played in 8 games for the Jaguars last season and he completed 80 of 144 passes (55.6%) for 986 yards with 10 TD passes and 5 interceptions (85.6 QB Rating).  He also carried the ball 19 times for 57 yards (3.0 ypc) last season.  Gray is a better quarterback than Sorgi so it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see him be the #2 QB this season for the Colts.  Gray has now played in 11 games in his NFL career and he has completed 101 of 180 passes (56.1%) for 1,252 yards with 12 TD passes and 5 interceptions (88.5 QB Rating).  He also has carried the ball 24 times for 84 yards (3.5 ypc) with 2 TD runs.

The Colts also signed the “hefty lefty” Jared Lorenzen to battle for a QB spot this season and he will also be a threat to Jim Sorgi.  The “Pillsbury Throwboy” played in 2 games for the Giants last season and he completed 4 of 8 passes (50%) for 50 yards with 0 TD passes and 0 interceptions (58.3 QB Rating).  Lorenzen also carried the ball 1 time for 2 yards.  It will be interesting to see how Lorenzen works out with the Colts because he played in a throw first offense at Kentucky.  Lorenzen has now played in 4 games in his NFL career and he has completed 4 of 8 passes (50%) for 28 yards.   He has also carried the football 2 times for 4 yards (2.0 ypc).

Look for Gray to make the Colts’ final roster as long as he plays well in the pre-season.  Don’t think for a minute that the Colts’ won’t use Gray’s knowledge of the Jaguars’ offense against them at some point this season.  Personally, I think the Colts will keep three QBs with Sorgi being #3.

  1. Comment by NewYorkColtsFan — July 24, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

    Manning will be back (and healthy) in three-weeks time. Colts with QB worries?…….please…..

  2. Comment by admin — July 25, 2008 @ 3:47 pm

    I just think that the Colts’ are hedging there bets against Manning possibly missing some time this season as they aren’t convinced that Sorgi can do a good job.

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