Indianapolis Colts: 3 Best quarterbacks team will face in 2021

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - NOVEMBER 08: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - NOVEMBER 08: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images) /
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The Indianapolis Colts are in a position to potentially take over the AFC South, as they have a very weak division featuring a weakened Tennessee Titans team, a Houston Texans squad in complete disarray, and a Jacksonville Jaguars side leaning on a rookie quarterback in Trevor Lawrence.

Despite all that, Indy has some very tough games coming up on the schedule, as the fact that they snuck into the postseason as a wild card team last year helped earn them a very difficult set of matchups this year.

With the AFC East, NFC West, and one particularly difficult NFC South team on their schedule in this elongated season, the Colts will have to put Darius Leonard and their new-look defense to the test against some of the very best in the game.

These three quarterbacks are all coming for Indianapolis this season, and they could present the Colts with some problems.

3 elite quarterbacks the Indianapolis Colts will take on in 2021 season.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (Week 1, September 12)

Wilson and the Seahawks will be the first team that Indianapolis plays against next year. Given how Seattle’s pass defense improved towards the end of the season, Jamal Adams and the rest of that roster will make this one of the most even games on the Week.1 schedule across the league.

Wilson, however, remains the one constant in Seattle, as he is coming off a season in which he somehow continued to improve and set a new personal record for touchdown passes in a single season with 40. Against a Colts defense that still needs some work done, Wilson might just be in for a field day.

Russell Wilson could feast against the Colts.

Wilson’s ability to bomb moonballs deep down the field should make for a very interesting aerial circus against a Colts secondary that didn’t make a ton of improvements after an average season by most standards. Xavier Rhodes is good, but will he be able to lock up a physical marvel like DK Metcalf?

With two more speedsters in Tyler Lockett and rookie D’Wayne Eskridge, Seattle is committed to letting Russ cook. He might end up with an ill-advised throw or two that could turn into a turnover, but the Colts will be tested from the jump this season.