The Colts have some playmakers on the field on offense, but who on the offense is the most versatile player the Colts have?
The Colts have a host of good players on the offensive side of the ball. T.Y. Hilton is the team’s best receiver. Both Frank Gore and Marlon Mack are solid running backs. Andrew Luck is the best player by far on the offense as the franchise quarterback.
While all of these players are very good and integral parts of the Colts, they all only excel at certain things. Hilton is a deep downfield threat. Gore is more of an in between the tackles rusher. Mack is more of a scat-back type. None of them are the most versatile player on the Colts offense.
That title belongs to tight end Jack Doyle. He was a Pro Bowler this year, an honor he definitely deserved. Doyle is a big strong tight end with many skills. He is a good pass catcher and route runner. But he is also a great blocker. He can block from his tight end position, or you can line him up at fullback as a lead blocker.
Doyle was the most reliable target this year for Jacoby Brissett. He typically has very few drops, and finds holes in the defense regularly. But the reason he is the most versatile player on the offense is because of those blocking skills mentioned before. He might be the Colts’ best run blocker, including anyone from the offensive line.
Doyle is someone who can be relied on in big situations. The same can’t be said for most of the other players on the Colts’ roster. While Hilton is very good, he has issues with drops. So has Donte Moncrief. Gore doesn’t get a bunch of chunk plays. Mack isn’t a good pass blocker.
While Doyle is the most versatile player on the offense, he needs help. If the Colts offense improves around him, that will result in more wins for the team.