Colts tight end Jack Doyle was named to the Pro Bowl after the Patriots made it to the Super Bowl. He replaces New England tight end Rob Gronkowski in the game.
Jack Doyle was named to the Pro Bowl earlier this evening as a replacement for Patriots Rob Gronkowski. Doyle had a good season for the Colts, leading them in catches. He also recorded four touchdowns.
Doyle is a local product, born and raised in Indianapolis. He attended Cathedral High School and helped them win a state title in 2006. The Colts added him to their roster in 2013 after he was cut from the Titans. He has started to become a focal point in the Colts’ offense over the past couple of seasons.
After Coby Fleener was let go in free agency and Dwayne Allen was traded to the Patriots, Indianapolis made Doyle their number one tight end. They signed him to an extension last off-season, and it seems as though their gamble is paying off.
The big tight end has a lot of valuable skills. He is an excellent blocker, especially in the run. In fact, early in his career he was primarily used as a blocker. But he has done an excellent job improving his pass catching, and he has become a reliable target. He was Jacoby Brissett‘s favorite target this past season, and Andrew Luck should find him often as well next year.
If Doyle can continue this level of play, the offense can continue to improve. Doyle is a big part of the run game as well, so that facet of the offense can only get better as well. He is a jack of all trades, and the Colts made a smart move signing him to that extension.
Doyle definitely deserves this Pro Bowl selection. That brings the number of Colts players going to Orlando up to two, after T.Y. Hilton was named earlier this month.