The Colts lost their star quarterback Andrew Luck a year ago, since then they haven’t been very relevant. In 2019 we learned Jacoby Brissett isn’t ready to be the Colts’ franchise quarterback. This offseason the Colts signed veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, solving their quarterback problem. The offseason continued and the team made a lot of great signings and picks. This is when I noticed the Colts are the most underrated team in the league, in fact they may even have a shot at the super bowl.
I may be getting ahead of myself saying they may make the super bowl, but the team is still great, especially their offense. They have by far the best offensive line in the NFL. Nine times out of ten if Quenton Nelson pulls, someone is going to get pancaked, this opens up running lanes for their running backs. Speaking of their running backs, Marlon Mack is very well rounded and Nyheim Hines will be a great safety valve for Philip Rivers. I’m yet to mention their primary running back, Johnathan Taylor, I believe he’s the best running back from the 2020 draft. The Colts’ receiving core is above average. T.Y. Hilton is a speedy receiver that runs routes efficiently. Their second receiver, Parris Campbell, is solid and has extremely reliable hands. The third receiver, Zach Pascal, was very good last year when he stepped in for T.Y. Hilton, if he could replicate that success this team will have a great passing game. The Colts drafted another wide receiver, Michael Pittman, that is a pure deep threat and will allow the team to gain large chunks of yardage. The Colts also have a great tight end duo. Jack Doyle will be a extremely reliable target for Philip Rivers and Trey Burton is very versatile. Frank Reich is also a great offensive minded coach who runs a west coast offense. In conclusion the Colts’ offense will be phenomenal this season.
The Colts also have a great defense that will prevent the team from getting into shootouts. Despite his age, Justin Houston is still a great pass rusher, and Deforest Buckner will put a lot of pressure on the quarterback from the interior. Anthony Walker and Bobby Okereke are solid linebackers that will stabilize this defense. Darius Leonard is the best player on the defense, he can stop the run like Bobby Wagner and cover the pass like Patrick Peterson. The secondary is the team’s only weak point. Rock Ya Sin is a average corner that will struggle against elite receivers and Xavier Rhodes was terrible last season, allowing a 75% completion percentage. Malik Hooker is a great young safety that plays the ball well and Khari Willis is a great run support safety.
The Colts are a team flying under a lot of people’s radar, much like 49ers did last year. They have a superb running game, a spectacular receiving core, the best offensive line in the NFL, two phenomenal pass rushers, a elite linebacker core, a exceptional secondary, and a amazing coach. This team will be extremely good this season even though they’re not getting talked about.
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