Indianapolis Colts: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time

Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Brandon Stokley, Indianapolis Colts
Brandon Stokley, Indianapolis Colts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

6. player. 46. . WR. (2003-06). Brandon Stokley

Brandon Stokley was another player who played during the Colts’ run of success in the mid-2000s. He played four seasons in Indianapolis, and was the possession receiver for Peyton Manning. He was the perfect guy to be his slot receiver.

Stokley had his best year with the Colts in 2004, which isn’t surprising considering Manning broke the single season passing touchdown record that year. He actually caught the record-breaking touchdown pass against the then-San Diego Chargers.

While Stokley never possessed a ton of speed, he was able to be the possession guy that the Colts needed during that time. He was a critical guy used in third-down situations and made the Colts offense almost unstoppable because of his ability to covert first downs.

Stokely’s best year in 2004 saw him have 1,077 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. He played in all 16 games as well. He played in 15 games in 2005, but was only able to play a total of 10 games his first and last years with the Colts.

While the Colts have had plenty of good receivers over the years, Stokely should not be forgotten among them. He may not have been the flashiest of them, but he was certainly among the best of them. The same can be said about the next guy on this list.