Former number one overall pick Eric Fisher has signed with the Indianapolis Colts. The left tackle was released by the Kansas City Chiefs following their Super Bowl loss. He had been a Chief since being drafted in 2013.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter on Monday morning.
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
As stated above, Central Michigan’s Fisher was the first overall pick by the Chiefs in 2013, becoming the first player in MAC history to be taken at number one. He made the Pro Bowl twice while playing in Kansas City, in 2018 and 2020. He also won Super Bowl LIV with the Chiefs, but did not play in Super Bowl LV due to injury.
Fisher started his first season at right tackle and has played at left tackle since 2014. He will continue to play at left tackle with the Colts, protecting their brand new quarterback Carson Wentz. His deal is for $9.4 million for just one year. Indianapolis’ line only had one hole, at left tackle. It is now easily one of the most fortified lines in the league, after signing a Pro Bowler.
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