Colts: 3 reasons no one should underestimate Indy’s offense
1. More Dynamic QB Play
The success of the Colts’ offense will hinge on the play of Carson Wentz.
We’ve reached the end of the list, which means that the Colts’ formidable offensive line didn’t qualify for one of the three spots. However, at this point everybody and their mother is aware that Indy flaunts arguably the most bruising collection of blockers in the NFL.
Who they’ll be blocking for under center, however, is what will ultimately make or break the offense. We’re talking about Carson Wentz, who will look to rebound following a woeful year in which he finished near the bottom of the league in every major statistical category.
Assuming Wentz rediscovers his confidence after welcoming a much-needed change of scenery and being equipped with a more robust offensive line, rushing attack, and pass catching arsenal, Indy’s offense could be the definition of prolific next season.
The former No. 2 overall pick simply offers much more at quarterback than Philip Rivers, who, for as good as he played last season, really hindered the ceiling of the Colts’ offense due to his lack of arm strength, ability to maneuver out of the pocket, and make throws on the run.
That won’t be a problem with Wentz, who is sneakily one of the most athletic quarterbacks out there. There’s no denying that his decision-making has to improve, but he won’t be facing nearly as much pressure to make big plays on every possession like he was the last few seasons.
Because of that, we fully believe those issues will be remedied. In other words, Wentz, who led the Eagles to the playoffs with a decimated OL and WR corps as recently as two seasons ago, is the number one reason why folks shouldn’t underestimate the Colts’ offense.