Colts: 3 quarterbacks Indy needs to avoid this offseason
Hey Colts fans, have you heard? Your team needs a new starting quarterback this offseason. Yup! Four in four years. Can you believe it?
Sorry, we simply have to joke because nobody’s hearing the end of it. We bet that the Indianapolis mayor gets these daily news briefings given how widespread the hysteria has been ever since Philip Rivers retired. And we’ve gone very in-depth on the subject ourselves.
But perhaps one topic we didn’t expand upon is the quarterbacks general manager Chris Ballard should avoid in his expansive search. There are quite a few of them!
Ballard has quarterbacks of all kinds to potentially choose from via free agency, trade and the draft in the coming days/weeks/months. Right now, the only avenue is via trade, which has sent the Carson Wentz rumors roaring as of late.
Some Colts fans hate it, some Colts fans see the upside, some Colts fans just want this over with. We feel ya.
But you know what Colts fans surely don’t want? One of these three guys.
3. Kyle Trask
The draft prospect out of Florida just isn’t enough of a “sure thing” for the Colts.
If the Indianapolis Colts are going to draft someone, it simply has to be someone with a tremendous track record. If not, the next lower echelon should be a guy like Mac Jones, who, despite limited experience, was absolutely lights out and gives you enough of a reason to buy into the potential risk.
But one of those candidates to stay far away from is former Florida Gators QB Kyle Trask. The gunslinger indeed burst onto the scene in 2020 in Dan Mullens offense, but his flaws were spectacularly glaring at times. At the end of the day, he failed to get the job done when the lights were brightest.
He and the Gators blew it at the end of the year when they fell to an unranked LSU team in a game where Trask threw two interceptions. The Gators lost on a last-second field goal. That deflated them heading into the SEC Championship Game, which saw Alabama win wire to wire in a 52-46 shootout (it was never really that close).
Though we could give Trask the benefit of the doubt because he lost to the best team in the nation AND lost some key weapons for the team’s bowl game against Oklahoma after the Bama loss, he failed to win ONE of those. Against the Sooners in the Cotton Bowl, he passed for just 158 yards and three picks.
The Colts already have a developmental project in Jacob Eason, who profiles similarly to Trask. They don’t need another.