While the Colts have improved in a few areas so far this offseason, they still need a little more to take down the big guns in the NFL.
The Colts have had a quiet offseason. Their biggest move was signing Justin Houston to help rush the passer. Their only other outside move was bringing in Devin Funchess. Those moves aren’t quite enough to make them the favorites to win it all.
They have been able to re-sign a few quality guys of their own as well. They brought back Mark Glowinksi and Pierre Desir, as well as Clayton Geathers. While all of those guys are good and have played well for the Colts, they still need a little more to push them over the hump.
If you take a look at the rest of the league, there are teams that still can scare them. Kansas City has lost a few pieces on defense, but their offense is still the most dynamic in the league. New England may have lost Gronk, but as long as they have Tom Brady they are tough to beat.
Even within their own division they have some tough competition. Houston kept Clowney off the market in his prime. Tennessee signed Cameron Wake to help rush the passer and Adam Humphries to help out at wide receiver. Even Jacksonville signed Nick Foles to help stabilize their QB position.
Do any of these moves keep the Colts from being the favorite in their division? I don’t think so. But they still need to make a few more improvements to leap over Kansas City and New England. The draft is a great way to do that, especially given Chris Ballard’s track record.
The Colts are in a great position to contend for a Super Bowl right now. But they need a few more tweaks to make that a reality.