The Indianapolis Colts and Eric Ebron parted ways this offseason after a couple seasons, including a massive breakout season for the tight end in 2018. Following his departure, reports broke that the Colts moved on from Ebron because they felt that he quit on the team.
It didn’t take long for Ebron to respond to that report, as he not only denied the claim, but made a shocking accusation against the Colts.
Ebron responded to the claim of quitting on the team on social media.
“Never quit (on) an injury I (had) been playing with since August,” Ebron wrote. “Ask Ballard the truth. He wanted me to play hurt and I wasn’t … I was limping into football games, limping out of practice JUST TO PRACTICE! … I gave Indy my all, always will.”
During the 2019 season, there were reports that Ebron was unhappy with his role within the Colts’ offense. Jack Doyle came back from injury and took the majority of the tight end job. An injury also was bothering Ebron for a good portion of the season.
When everything was said and done, he caught 31 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns. It was a major letdown from the season he had in 2018 for the Colts. Fans and the media alike were surprised with the lack of production.
In the 2018 season, Ebron racked up 66 receptions for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was talking about wanting to break the tight end touchdown record prior to the start of last season. Obviously, he came nowhere close and that led to a split from the Colts.
Ebron is now ready to start a new chapter of his career with the Steelers. No matter who was right between the Colts and Ebron, it’s disappointing to see things end this way with shots being fired at both parties.