Colts: 3 players entering last-chance season in 2021
By Jerry Trotta
2. Parris Campbell
Much to the chagrin of fans, Indianapolis opted against signing a high-profile receiver this offseason. Based on the latest comments from general manager Chris Ballard, who has the utmost confidence in the Colts’ WR corps, that was never going to happen.
While the Colts pretty much know what they’re going to get from Ty Hilton, Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal, the same can’t be said for Parris Campbell, who’s coming off another injury-shortened season and has now played in just nine games over his first two years.
Parris Campbell better stay healthy and produce in 2021 for the Colts.
Talent has never been the question with Campbell. When he’s played, he’s flashed enough potential that suggests can become a dominant slot receiver. With that being said, potential can only take you so far in the NFL, and Campbell’s no doubt entering a make-or-break year.
If the 2019 second-rounder struggles to stay healthy again this season, the Colts will have no choice but to cut ties with him. Sure, Campbell will make just $1.14 million in the final year of his rookie deal in 2022, but what would be the point of retaining a player who’s never available?
There wouldn’t be any, and that proves 2021 will be the Ohio State product’s last chance to remove the the injury-prone label from his name and become the difference-maker the Colts, analysts and fans hyped him up to be since his first practice after he was drafted.