2. The Colts will finish top-10 in total offense and defense
I stated in my last piece that it’s crucial for the Colts to finish top-15 in offense and defense next year. The team will hit that mark and then some in 2020. The countless new high-level talent on both offense and defense will be the reason.
Rhodes will lead the secondary to a much-improved unit next year, hopefully in the top-15 in passing yards allowed. The run defense will be the biggest part of the defense and will finish among the best in the league, most likely in the top five.
Led by Leonard and Buckner, the fast and physical front seven will bully their way to the top even better than they did last year. Justin Houston’s 11 sacks should hopefully translate to the rest of the defensive line and pave the way for a 20-sack season at least for the 4 starters on the line.
On offense, the rushing attack was one of the best in the league and should only improve with the addition of the two-time Doak Walker award winner to run alongside Mack. The passing offense will be what’s greatly improved next year. With Rivers and Pittman Jr both Pro Bowl potential, even a dark-horse MVP selection for Rivers, they should aid Hilton in returning to the high-flying passing attack we’ve seen with Andrew Luck prior to his retirement.