Indianapolis Colts quarterback D’Quincy Jones, who signed with the Houston Texans on Monday, signed a two-year deal with the Colts, the team announced.
Jones was acquired by the Texans with the No. 4 pick in the 2017 NFL draft in exchange for linebacker Ryan Anderson.
“D’Quan’s commitment to our football program and our community will be a big part of our plans moving forward,” Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said in a statement.
“We’re excited to welcome him to Indianapolis.”
Jones, a fifth-round pick in 2016, was the No.-1 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2016.
He started every game he played in this season, starting 13 games.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 1,052 yards with nine touchdowns and six interceptions in 12 games for Houston.
The move will allow Jones to compete for the starting quarterback spot with Tyler Wilson.
Wilson is the backup to Kirk Cousins, who was placed on injured reserve on Sunday due to a concussion.
“I’m excited about joining the Colts,” Jones said in the release.
“Being a part of the Colts organization is the best feeling in the world, and I’m honored to be a part.”
Colts general Manager Ryan Grigsby and head coach Chuck Pagano have already discussed moving forward with Jones and Wilson.
The team’s No. 1 overall pick, Jones has started 14 games in his career.
The Indianapolis Colts signed him to a two year, $10.25 million contract in July.
The veteran quarterback will be reunited with his former quarterback, Ryan Anderson, who won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints last season.
“The decision to take a quarterback in this trade was a no-brainer,” Jones told NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning.”
“It was important to me to come here and play with a team that’s going to have my back and support me.
I know I can be a leader on this team.
I’m excited to be able to help this team and the city.”
Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback D.Q. Jones signs a two season deal with Colts, NFL Network source Indianapolis Colts title Colts agree to trade D’QUINcy Jones to Texans for $10M, NFL source Indianapolis Sports Business Journal article The Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport Authority has agreed to trade quarterback Dwayne Harris to the Houston Rockets for the right to match the $10,836,872 in salary cap space the team acquired in the trade with the Cleveland Browns, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.
The Colts signed Harris to a one-year, $3 million contract on July 23, according the source.
Harris was the backup for Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer and played in 11 games for the Browns in 2017.
The deal with Harris comes on the heels of the Houston Browns trading for running back James Starks, the No-2 overall pick in this year’s draft, and signing cornerback Joe Haden, who had been released by the New York Jets.