On Wednesday, Colts G Jack Mewhort announced that he’s retiring from the NFL after four seasons in the league.
“I would like to thank the Irsay family and the entire Colts organization for giving me the opportunity to live a childhood dream,” Mewhort said in a statement released by the Colts this afternoon. “The fans and the city of Indianapolis have treated me like one of their own, and I am forever grateful. Wearing the Horseshoe was one of the biggest honors I have ever known, and I will always bleed blue. Go Colts!”
Colts GM Chris Ballard said that Mewhort gave “everything he had in his four seasons with the team.”
“He fought through injuries and played through pain,” Ballard said. “Jack is a selfless player who always carried a team-first mentality. He is revered among his coaches, teammates and staff and his leadership will be missed in the locker room. We’re appreciative of Jack’s dedication to the Colts and we wish him the best moving forward.”
The Colts officially placed Mewhort on the reserve/retired list, which ensures that they hold his rights should he elect to return to the NFL at some point.
Mewhort, 26, was taken in the second round of the 2014 draft by the Colts. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3,573,801 rookie contract and made a base salary of $907,337 last season.
Mewhort returned to the Colts this past March on a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
In 2017, Mewhort appeared in five games for the Colts.