As a pending free agent, guard Jack Mewhort can’t be certain of the identity of his next NFL employer.
He would like to remain a member of the Indianapolis Colts, with whom he has spent the past four seasons, but he realizes that anything is possible.
‘The past couple months have been great’
Mewhort also is recovering from his second knee injury in the past two years, and must prove that he can remain in one piece.
“Starting in December of 2016, I got banged up in a game and I came back, I think, a little quicker than I should have and I pushed it and I tried to be a tough guy,” he told Bruce Murray and Brady Quinn on the SiriusXM Blitz. “So it kind of snowballed for me this past calendar year and I tried to play through some stuff. But the past couple months have been great. I’m feeling good, I’m getting strong and I’m just eager to play ball, whether that be in Indianapolis or anywhere else. I’m excited to get back out there with whatever team that may be and just get going again.”
‘I’m a guard with two worrisome knees, in some people’s eyes’
Mewhort acknowledges that his services might not necessarily be easy to sell.
“I’m a guard with two worrisome knees, in some people’s eyes,” he said. “I have to prove that I can still be me. And at the end of the day, it’s a business. It’s what you sign up for. If they decide to go in another direction, that’s their prerogative, I respect that.
‘Any team that wants me, I’m ready to get going’
“I’ve been lucky enough, at this point, to play four years in the NFL. And every day I wake up, I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. I’m just excited. Any team that wants me, I’m ready to get going.”