Indianapolis Colts Running Backs:
The Colts have been historically known for their high flying offense, but as of late, the ground and pound game has been their bread and butter. Even going back to the 2019 season against the Chiefs on Sunday Night, they ran the ball down the throats of the KC defense and held them to less than 20 points.
At the same time, Marlon Mack rushed for over 150 yards and Jacoby Brissett just handed the ball off what seemed like a million times. In the offseason, there was speculation the Colts wouldn’t elect to resign Mack after the drafting of Jonathan Taylor with the success he had as a two-headed monster instead of a trip. Surprisingly, they brought back Mack, making the backfield Taylor and Nyhiem Hines as the speedy guys, with Mack and Jordan Wilkins the power backs.
Indianapolis Colts Wide Receivers:
Arguably the biggest signing of the offseason was the Colts keeping T.Y. Hilton in Indianapolis, who took less money to stay with Indy, as it turns out. Hilton, otherwise known as “The Ghost,” is a veteran leader with a young receiving corps.
Michael Pittman Jr. had a good rookie season with some breakout games, including a long touchdown run against the Packers. Last season, Parris Campbell had another bad luck injury, keeping him out for the entire season and forcing Zach Pascal to step up yet again. Besides a few draft picks and UDFA signings, the Colts have retained their receiving corps from last season with a new, younger quarterback.
Indianapolis Colts Tight Ends:
As with the receivers, the tight ends are basically the same as last season. The Colts have kept both Mo Alie-Cox and Jack Doyle, both of whom are productive. Alie-Cox had a great breakout season, proving he can be a force in the middle of the field, while Doyle took a step back from production but a step up on pass and run blocking.
The Colts offense typically has both tight ends on the field due to the run-pass options they use in the Reich offense. Some argued that Doyle should be let go, but I think that would be a huge mistake due to his ability to block and set an edge.