Eric Fisher has spent the last eight years of his NFL career protecting quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Alex Smith. He’ll now be doing his best to keep Colts quarterback Carson Wentz from hitting the turf.
Fisher, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs at the end of the 2020 season, has finally made his free-agency decision. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft is heading to Indianapolis.
Fisher has signed a one-year, $9.4-million deal with the Colts, per NFL insider Adam Schefter. Indianapolis will be patient with the left tackle, who’s still going through rehab after he suffered a torn Achilles in January. Reports indicate Fisher should be back to 100 percent at some point in August.
If Fisher can return to his former dominant self, the Colts are getting an absolute steal.
Pro Bowl LT Eric Fisher is signing a one-year, $9.4 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts, per source. The former No. 1 overall pick now will be Carson Wentz’s blindside protector.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 10, 2021
The Colts’ decision to add Eric Fisher is a clear sign they’re comfortable he’ll eventually be 100 percent, and in time for the 2021 season.
Colts must be good with his health outlook after Achilles tear. https://t.co/KdBGs5uP8B
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 10, 2021
If healthy, Fisher will anchor a Colts offensive line that’s already considered one of the best in the NFL. Indianapolis could be a sneaky pick to win the Super Bowl this upcoming season, depending on how Carson Wentz bounces back with his new team.
Let’s gooooo! Just gotta get him healthy and then this line will once again be the best in the league 🙌🏼 https://t.co/0iH8hjZbbv
— Anders Rotto (@theairman15) May 10, 2021
Colts gearing up for playoffs-or-bust this upcoming season https://t.co/v0bEpib6Jm
— Sheeeesh (@Washingtexonian) May 10, 2021
Huge News 🚨
Arguably the only hole on the Colts roster
If Wentz plays anywhere near hiw he played in 2018 and 2019 this team could be a Superbowl favorite (possibly 3rd after KC and TB) https://t.co/lDRt60K0Xj
— In The Zone (@inthezonefb) May 10, 2021
The Colts’ front office is confident this could be a special year. They went all-in on Monday with the decision to give Fisher a pretty lucrative one-year deal.