2. Kenny Golladay
Lions WR Kenny Golladay is without a contract entering the offseason. Colts, you up?
What better way to further entice Stafford than to sign a receiver with whom he enjoyed tremendous success? Lions wideout Kenny Golladay is set to hit free agency after failing to agree to terms on an extension during what proved to be a lost contract year due to a hip injury.
As we’ve seen before, injuries can downgrade a free agent’s market value and the same could happen with Golladay this offseason, who was limited to just five games in 2021. That isn’t to say Indy isn’t flush with cap space, but whenever you get the chance to sign a premier talent that fills a position of need at a discount, you simply have to do it.
While that is definitely something to consider in a potential pursuit of Golladay, the chemistry he and Stafford flaunt is arguably more important. From 2018-2019, they formed one of the best quarterback-receiver partnerships in the league, connecting 135 times for 2,253 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Speaking of the latter stat, Golladay led the league with 11 receiving touchdowns last year. We all know how many times the Colts’ offense stalled out in the red zone in 2020, and the former third-round pick would go a long way in curing those woes, especially if he’s reunited with Stafford.
Golladay might not be the most sought-after wideout on the open market this offseason, but fans would be hard-pressed to name a player the team can bring in to jack up Stafford’s trade interest more than him.