Not that he's ever going to see the field, but it's nice to know someone with system experience will be sticking around.
Colts Veteran Backup Signs Tender Offer
INDIANAPOLIS – It’s official. Jim Sorgi will return to the Colts next season.
Sorgi, the Colts’ backup quarterback since 2004, signed a tender offer to remain with the team, the Colts announced Friday afternoon. Sorgi became a restricted free agent following this past season.
Sorgi, who has played in 10 games for the Colts as a backup to two-time NFL Most Valuable Player Peyton Manning, has completed 59 of 90 passes for 619 yards and five touchdowns with one interception in three NFL seasons.
After playing extensively in at least one game in each of his first two seasons, Sorgi saw limited action last season, playing in just one game – the Colts’ 43-24 victory over Houston in September in the RCA Dome.
He did not throw a pass in that game.
Sorgi, a 2004 sixth-round draft selection from the University of Wisconsin, has a career passer rating of 99.3.
Under NFL rules, restricted free agents are players who have completed three accrued seasons of service and whose contracts have expired. They have received qualifying offers from their old clubs and are free to negotiate with any club until April 20, at which time their rights revert to their original club.
If a player accepts an offer from a new club, the old club will have the right to match the offer and retain the player. If the old club elects not to match the offer, it may receive draft-choice compensation depending on the level of the qualifying offer made to the player.