2. Offensive Line/Run Game
The Colts offensive line might be even better this season.
Did anybody notice a common thread among NFL teams that advanced deep into the playoffs last year? Each of them had an elite offensive line. Look no further than the two sides (San Francisco and Kansas City) that met in the Super Bowl. Both spent years overhauling their respective units, whether it be through the draft or free agency, and are reaping the benefits.
It won’t be long before the Colts start doing the same on the heels of their own rebuilding project’s end, as their OL, led by All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson, is rightfully regarded as one of the best in the league. Continuity up front is imperative, and Indianapolis managed to have all five of its starters log over 1,000 snaps in 2019.
Add in the Ryan Kelly mega-extension at center, and it’s clear that Indianapolis is going all in on their guys moving forward.
Expecting that mind-blowing stat to repeats itself this season would be overly optimistic (even though there’s a chance it does), but as long as the group remains intact for most of the campaign, the Colts will have a great chance at being crowned division champs when all is said and done.
Not to mention, they’ve also got an improved stable of ‘backs behind these bruisers with the addition of Jonathan Taylor to a loaded backfield.