Sam Ehlinger’s contract details with the Indianapolis Colts have been released

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Former Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL draft.

After spending more than a week in Austin with family due to the tragic and unexpected loss of his younger brother, Jake, Ehlinger returned to Indianapolis over the weekend to participate in in-person workouts with the team.

On Wednesday, Ehlinger signed his four-year rookie contract with the Colts. NFL reporter Aaron Wilson released the value of the contract, which includes a maximum value of $3.809 million and base value of $3.61 million, on Thursday. His signing bonus is $130,704.

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The former Longhorn is expected to compete for a backup role to provide depth behind Carson Wentz. However, if for any reason he has the opportunity to step onto the field, don’t discount his winning mentality. “The one thing I will tell you about Sam, the guy, whatever ‘it’ is, he has it,” Chris Ballard said after the Colts took Ehlinger with the 218th pick.

Ehlinger threw for 11,436 yards, 94 touchdowns and 27 interceptions throughout his four-year collegiate career at Texas.