Former Kansas City Chiefs No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher has a new home in the AFC. On Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Michigan native signed a one-year, $9.4 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts.
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
Coming off an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LIV, head coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach cleaned house with the earliest chance they got in the offseason. On March 11, they released Fisher as well as veteran offensive lineman Mitch Schwartz.
Fisher was a prominent member of Kansas City’s offensive line since he began his career at Arrowhead Stadium in 2013. However, he suffered an Achilles injury during the AFC Championship showdown against the Buffalo Bills on January 24, consequently ending his season and now tenure with the AFC West powerhouse.
Fisher Has an Unlikely Connection to Colts GM
Should he successfully rehab in time to start this fall, this could be a bargain deal for Indiana, who now have Carson Wentz under center. News began to travel fast about the AFC South side making a connection with him. Days after the draft, Fisher traveled to the Colts’ facility for a visit.
Perhaps it’s easy to see why Fisher landed at Lucas Oil Stadium so fast following his first meeting. General manager Chris Ballard served as Kansas City’s director of player personnel the year Fisher was drafted in 2013. He was then promoted to director of football operations. Prior to his departure from the team, Ballard played a role in the 30-year-old’s four-year, $48 million extension in 2016.
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