2018 Colts Possible Free Agent Targets: Running Back LeGarrette Blount

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: LeGarrette Blount
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: LeGarrette Blount /

The Colts could use a power running back to pair with Marlon Mack next season, and adding LeGarrette Blount would be a perfect fit.

Frank Gore’s status in Indianapolis is still up in the air for the 2018 season, but there is no doubt that Marlon Mack will see an increased role in the Colts’ backfield next year.

Frank Reich’s offense in Philadelphia just won a Super Bowl by employing a running back by committee strategy, and I’d expect him to bring that same philosophy to Indianapolis in his first year as a head coach. One of the running backs that flourished in that Eagles’ backfield was LeGarrette Blount, and he could form a dynamic duo with Marlon Mack.

Blount rushed for 766 yards at 4.4 yards per carry in Reich’s offense during the regular season. He came up even bigger in the playoffs scoring a touchdown in all three games, and he rushed for 90 yards in the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory.

LeGarrette Blount has won a championship on a one-year deal in each of the past two seasons, and the Colts could be interested in signing him on another one-year deal for the right price this offseason.

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