State of the AFC South Following Free Agency

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Dec 14, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is tackled by Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Houston 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts

Key Additions: RB Frank Gore, WR Andre Johnson, OLB Trent Cole, DL Kendall Langford, G Todd Herremans, re-signed S Mike Adams

Key Departures: DE Cory Redding, WR Reggie Wayne, S Sergio Brown

We’ve spent plenty of time breaking down the Colts free agent acquisitions: from handing out grades to measuring how each new player fits in with the current schemes.

As long as the Colts have the best QB in the division, they are the favorites to win the AFC South.

Despite all the criticisms about team building and management, the Colts have steadily improved every year since 2012. Part of this is due to Andrew Luck’s natural development but the rest has been tweeks to the roster that have made the team better overall.

The Colts are now in the far too early discussion of Super Bowl favorites. That is a bit premature, but they are certainly in the driver’s seat when it comes to winning the AFC South.