The Colts are lacking a wide receiver who can work the underneath to intermediate routs, and Jordan Matthews could be a solution to that problem.
With Donte Moncrief set to be a free agent, the Colts’ receiving corps is looking extremely thin heading into the offseason. General manager Chris Ballard is encouraged about Chester Rogers’ development, but he also said he’ll definitely be looking to pick up a wide receiver in the free agency, or the draft, or both.
Jordan Matthews‘ career has been a roller coaster in his first four seasons in the NFL, but he’s definitely flashed enough talent to be a quality number two or three receiver in this league.
Matthews burst on the scene with 872 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns in his rookie year, and he followed that up with a strong second season gaining nearly 1,000 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns.
His production slipped a bit in his third year, and it fell off a cliff last season after being traded to Buffalo and struggling with injuries.
I still believe Matthews could be a productive wide receiver with a quality quarterback. I’d like to see Chris Ballard pick up a talented receiver to take the number two spot on the depth chart, then get Matthews on a relatively cheap contract to be the number three receiver.
Here are some other possible free agent targets for the Colts this offseason:
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