Colts: 3 surprise division rivals who could burn Indy
By Jerry Trotta
2. Josh Reynolds
The Colts’ defense will be hard-pressed to slow down the Titans’ high-powered offense, which added superstar receiver Julio Jones via trade this offseason.
From Jones, two-time defending rushing champ Derrick Henry, who’s seemingly only getting stronger despite logging 681 touches over the last two seasons, and ascending star wideout AJ Brown, the Titans are absolutely loaded on that side of the ball.
The Colts better not overlook Josh Reynolds this season.
That trio has seen fellow WR Josh Reynolds get lost in the shuffle. A fourth-round pick back in 2017 who came over from the Rams in free agency this offseason, Reynolds has shown flashes of being a dependable No. 3 wideout on a playoff-caliber team.
Unfortunately for Reynolds, he fell victim to subpar QB play from Jared Goff, who had tunnel vision for top targets Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. The former No. 1 overall pick even forced targets to running back Todd Gurley before he fizzled out in Los Angeles.
At 6-foot-3 and 196 pounds with show-stopping speed, Reynolds could feast vs the Colts’ second-tier cornerbacks, like Rock Ya-Sin and Isaiah Rodgers, while most of the defense’s attention is focused on containing Jones, Brown and Henry.
Something to think about before the regular season kicks off, because the Colts will face Tennessee twice in the opening two months.