The Colts are going to have a bunch of cap space this offseason, and should use a decent amount of it. With that in mind, who is the biggest free agent the Colts have ever signed?
There isn’t a long history of the Colts bringing in big-named free agents. They typically build their roster with a sum of their parts approach. Because of that, they typically steer clear of big name guys. But that gets you thinking; who is the biggest name the Colts have ever signed?
The biggest names have come relatively recently in Colts history. Ryan Grigson tried to make splashy signings when he was the GM. He signed several free agents with big names attached to them. Unfortunately, most of them didn’t work out.
Grigson signed players like LaRon Landry, Greg Toler, and Frank Gore. Only one of those three worked out. But those were three pretty big games at the time they were signed. Gore is the only one of them still in the league, despite him being the oldest of them all.
Andre Johnson was also a pretty big name. He was another player the Colts singed under Grigson. he had an abysmal one year in Indy, and has retired since then. Now that the Grigson era is over, the Colts seem to have gotten out of the big name business.
But perhaps the biggest name the Colts have ever signed was Adam Vinatieri. Vinatieri had the resume of three Super Bowl rings to his credit. He has kicked for the Colts ever since he got signed back in 2006, and has now played longer for the Colts than he did in New England.
You never know what the Colts could do in free agency. All we can do is sit and wait and hope they make good decisions with their massive amount of cap room.