Here are three big moves the Colts could have made had Andrew Luck not retired.
The untimely retirement of Andrew Luck should have set the Indianapolis Colts back a few years. However, thanks to their front office stability — led by general manager Chris Ballard — the franchise appears to be ready to win again.
Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce and think about what could have been had the Pro Bowl quarterback not decided to call it a career at just 29 years old, albeit after a rash of injuries. If Luck was still kicking in the NFL, there’s no telling what sort of blockbuster moves that Ballard would’ve pulled off to bolster the team’s Super Bowl odds.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at three major transactions that the Colts could have made to help them win a championship with Luck under center.
3. Sign Todd Gurley
The prospect of the Colts signing another running back is pretty suspect on the heels of them drafting Wisconsin stud Jordan Taylor in the second-round back in April. However, if Luck was still around, throwing a flier on Todd Gurley, who was surprisingly cut by the Los Angeles Rams this offseason, definitely would have been in the cards for Indianapolis.
Despite his concerning injury history, the three-time Pro Bowler would give the Colts something they simply haven’t had in the backfield since Luck was drafted in 2012, and that is a game-breaker. Not only is Gurley motivated to stick it to the Rams, but he’s an excellent pass-catcher and a seasoned veteran that knows what it takes to win.
You can’t sit there and tell us that the Georgia product wouldn’t give Indy a better chance to win than what the team currently has at the running back position.