Are the Colts the current favorite to win the division?
The Colts are playing in one of the best divisions of football. After their success in 2018, are they the favorites to win it in 2019?
The Colts made the playoffs last season after not expecting to be anywhere near them. They even won a playoff game against their AFC South rival Texans. With that happening, the expectations for this team will be higher next season. Are they the favorites to win the division right now?
Houston won the division last year after starting the season off 0-3. They have a really good defense that can stifle opponents on offense. But key members of that defense might be leaving, including Jadeveon Clowney. Their offense isn’t high powered either.
Tennessee made great strides last season with their first year head coach. Mike Vrabel‘s squad was a win away from the playoffs, losing to the Colts for that final playoff spot. But they have to make a decision at quarterback with Marcus Mariota.
Jacksonville is nowhere near the best team in the division right now. They have no quarterback or good receivers. Leonard Fournette is a a good running back and they have a good defense, but without that quarterback they won’t be a threat.
The Colts are the most complete team in the division right now. They have a young, talented defense who will improve next season. The offense is one good wide receiver away from being unstoppable. Now that their offensive line is fixed, Andrew Luck carves people up.
Right now, they should be the favorites for the division crown. But this is before the draft and before free agency. All four teams should improve after those steps have been completed. But right now, the Colts are the best team in the division.