The Indianapolis Colts are a bad football team with no cap space and no head coach. How should they dig themselves out of this mess? I was low on the Colts when they dumped Carson Wentz for Matt Ryan, and they need imploded in 2022.
Chris Ballard, their General Manager, is somehow still employed by the team. They fired Frank Reich, which they should not have done, and he landed in Carolina as the Panthers’ new head coach.
The Colts don’t have a ton of cap space but have a decent, veteran defense and no plan at quarterback.
What are some offseason mistakes the team must avoid?
Offseason mistakes the Indianapolis Colts must avoid
Don’t hire Jeff Saturday
The Indianapolis Colts have interviewed just about every single coach in the NFL for their head coaching vacancy, which they should not have in the first place. It would be wise for the team to not hire Jeff Saturday, who was shockingly named the interim head coach.
Jim Irsay needs to take his hands off the team and allow the professionals to do their jobs.
Enough with the veteran QBs
Unless they can swing a trade for Lamar Jackson, the Colts should not go the route of bringing in another veteran quarterback unless they draft one high in the 2023 NFL Draft, in which they have the fourth overall pick.
Pairing a CJ Stroud with someone like, oh I don’t know, a Teddy Bridgewater could be a nice solution for them instead of relying on a veteran retread.
Don’t neglect the offensive line
The Indianapolis Colts have a decent offensive line on paper with guys like Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, and Braden Smith, but questions at guard and left tackle are valid, and just because they have a decent trio, does not mean they should not add to this unit.
Especially if they are drafting a QB, ensuring they have a strong offensive line would do nothing but help that young QB develop. They don’t have to break the bank here, but bringing in some decent veteran players to elevate the floor of the unit would be a smart idea.