There has been a lot of speculation about what the Colts might do with their roster, including some trade rumors. Will they make a trade before the deadline?
The Colts have been struggling with injuries all year long. One way to help with that is to make a trade to improve the roster depth. But the Colts haven’t done that. Is it possible they make a move before the October 30th deadline?
In a nut shell, it seems unlikely. The Colts are only two games back in the division, but they are also close to the bottom of the league standings. They are closer to tanking than they are contending. But making a move would make them more likely to finish in the middle of the pack.
That is not where you want to finish. You either want to make the playoffs, or be at the bottom of the standings and have a high draft pick. The Colts still have a chance for both of those scenarios. And with them getting more healthy, they might not need to make a move.
Rumors were swirling that the Colts might try to trade for Le’Veon Bell and re-sign him to a long-term deal. That seems extremely unlikely. First off, GM Chris Ballard has shown no willingness to be aggressive in free agency or trades. Secondly, Bell is too selfish of a player to fit in well.
How well Marlon Mack played on Sunday also solidifies that decision. Mack is a really good back when he is healthy. He gives the Colts another element to their offense. They might not feel they need a Bell to help them get where they want to go.
If the Colts do make a move at the deadline, it would likely be a small move that is used for roster depth. The more likely thing is that they don’t make any trade at all.