In an interview with NFL Network, the star linebacker listed out his goals for this season. And they are bold goals to be sure.
The Colts hit the jackpot last draft. They did a good job from the top to the bottom of the draft. Perhaps the best pick they made in 2018 is Darius Leonard. He was a First Team All-Pro selection as a rookie. Now he is working to be even better.
In an interview with NFL Network, Leonard highlighted the goals he has for 2019. He wants to have 200 tackles, 10 sacks, be Defensive Player of the Year, a Super Bowl champion, and Super Bowl MVP. That is a lofty and long list of goals to achieve for a linebacker.
Leonard did lead the league in tackles a year ago, but 200 tackles is a large number for anyone to achieve. He would have to be everywhere and make almost every play. Same goes for 10 sacks, although that number might be more gettable as he had 7 last season as a rookie.
Defensive Player of the Year is a hard goal to reach with so many other good players on that side of the ball around the league. He was very good last year though, so he has a chance to get that one. The last two goals are team-oriented, which is good to see.
Being a Super Bowl champ will have a lot more to do with how the whole team plays. The entire team has to do well to make it. Being Super Bowl MVP is just an extension of that. The Colts would be mighty happy if he was able to reach all of these goals, because then they would be World Champs.