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The Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly has been in talks about possibly getting that contract extension that we've been wanting as Colts plans for a long time.
When the Colts used the first round pick on Senator Ryan Kelly back in 16 However, his rookie deals coming doing in Kelly's entering the final season of his initial contract and Colt have yet to resign him.
That doesn't mean the two sides don't want to continue working together.
In an interview with Ryan Kelly, he specifically stated that him and his agent has been in talks about getting an extension done that both sides are interested.
Kelly expressed that he wants to spend his entire career with the Colts.
He also added that his agent has spoken the Chris Ballard general manager for the Indianapolis about the extension.
Kelly spent the 1st 4 years of his career with the Colts and in that time, 51 games starting all of them.
The center has been an important called for the Colts.
It's a big reason why they're now considered to have one of the best offensive lines in the National Football League.
In those 51 games, Kelly committed a total of 12 penalties.
He's a smart player, incredibly talented.
He has helped to reinvent the Colts and keep them competitive, even after Andrew Luck's shocking retirement.
He also made the Pro Bowl this past year in 2019 and he's not quite 27 so his best football is probably still ahead of him.
If he was able to make the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career just last season, it's a good possibility that in all proceeds and could be coming up for the kid.
Indianapolis would certainly be smart to try to lock up the thinner.
However, with his rising stop, it probably won't be that cheap of a deal.
Even look Kelly, expressing his desire to stay in Indy now, with the team headed in a new direction, they will certainly want to keep offensive line together and protect the quarterbacks.
Kelly is right in the middle of it all.
This is something to keep an eye on, as things could develop quickly in the Aussies and due to the fact both sides to be motivated to get things done.
For now, though, Kelly's entering the last year of his contract and is one of the most enticing upcoming free agents to enter the NFL free agency next year.
Should he, for some reason, make it to the open market? I don't expect him to make it to the open market, however, being that the Indianapolis Colts right now are estimated toe have over $130 million in cap space next season, there's a reason why they're going to grab Kelly.
And there's a reason why they didn't give him an extension last season.
He had injury problems.
He had problems staying on the field for full seasons, whether it be concussions, neck injuries, things of that nature.
However, last season he was able to play all 16 games, and it wasn't just him.
The entire Indianapolis Colts offensive line stayed together the entire 16 game season, starting all 16 games, and Kelly is a very much beloved player in that offensive line position group in the locker room between him and um, Quinton Nelson they were able to talk to Anthony Castonzo and kind of lure him that explaining, Hey, you know we're not the same line without are left tackle.
So he is a leader in that locker room.
And I'm telling you, with the new additions of Philip Rivers, who was not known to be a very good mobile quarterback and the fact that the Indianapolis Colts selected Jonathan Taylor with the 41st pick in the NFL draft, a running back who is absolutely designed to run with power up the middle rather than hit the outside like Marlon Mack long term, it would be almost imperative for the Colts and Chris Ballard to make sure Kelly assigned long term.
How much would it cost them? You might think, Well, a Pro Bowl caliber center, we're looking at anywhere between 12 and $15 million a year.
Who knows what kind of bonuses and signing bonus guaranteed money would be thrown in that picture.
But that's a drop in the bucket.
Considering you got guys like Gary, it's winter and quit Nelson coming up in a couple of years as well.
I don't think that the Indianapolis Colts are gonna have much problem in the next couple years what they're going to end up doing.
Salary cap wise.
It's signing their guys now using the excess money that they have in order Tau front load contract so they could sign.
They're bigger name players later, on the back end of their contracts.
This way, they could keep all the talent that they've been acquiring that Chris Ballard has been acquiring long term.
That's how you keep a team together.
Sign guys now with loaded up front cash while you have it.
And then when you don't have it, give money long term.
I think any that was cold could be a very big powerhouse in the A F.
C over the next 5 to 7 years, depending upon who they gonna get with the quarterback.
Because the quarterback situation is not unnecessarily, uh, knocked down over long term.
After this year, there's not a single quarterback on the roster that is signed past this season.
Philip Rivers has brought in for one year.
Jacoby besets two year extension is now officially over.
After this end of this season, Chad Kelly.
Ah, he ends at the end of the year.
He might not even make the roster.
Now the only thing that we have is Jacobson, but would ease and be ready to start this time next year.
That has yet to be seen.
And, as Chris Bauer already pointed out, Jacob Beason still have yet to make the team right.
It was 1/4 round pick.
Now, Personally, I think Eastern will make it, but he still needs good offensive.
He's the quarterback, that it's a good offensive line in front of him as well, because he's the type of quarterback that, even though he could make every throw on the field from anywhere and put touch on it or throw a rocket laser being his feet need to be standing still to do that.
Not that he does not have any kind of mobility, is actually quite a mobile quarterback, but he has to be standing still to throw an accurate pass.
That's where your offensive line comes in.
That's the importance of guys like Chad Kelly, Quinton Nelson, Braiding Smith, Mark Lewinsky and Anthony Castonzo.
The biggest question is, even though this offensive line is very young, A C is just now over that 30 mark.
Is he the long term answer.
Who knows? He signed a two year extension, but that's only two years.
Does that mean that the Colts are expecting their late round pick Pinter to become that left tackle? We have yet to find out we'll be seeing in the future.
There's a lot of skepticism on that left tackle side, but for now, right now, this year of Indianapolis Colts offensive line is together.
They have an incredible running back backfield to take advantage of that offensive line and a quarterback that, when protected, has shown that he could make great throws downfield and make good decisions and pick apart a defense.
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