The Indianapolis Colts have found themselves in the spotlight far too often over the first three weeks of the 2021 season.
The offensive line has been inept and is responsible for Carson Wentz’s latest injury troubles (two sprained ankles). Speaking of Wentz, owner Jim Irsay already called him out over his durability concerns and vaccination status.
Throw the defense’s surprising sluggish start into the mix, and it’s really no wonder the Colts are 0-3 and already in desperation mode.
You know what we were saying about Indy spending too much time in the spotlight? Well, they were back at the center of it on Tuesday after it was reported that they mutually agreed to part ways with Marlon Mack via trade.
Not being able to keep an upstanding individual and elite talent like Mack satisfied isn’t a great look for the Colts, and we seriously hope they find a proper landing spot for the 25-year-old running back.
With that in mind, here are the three most likely destinations for Mack.
Colts: 3 most likely landing spots for Marlon Mack
3. New York Jets
Despite garnering a ton of buzz for the offseason they put together, the Jets are once again the NFL’s most unwatchable team, so this is far from an ideal landing spot for Mack.
However, if it’s more opportunities he’s looking for, the Jets’ offense is desperate for playmakers to lessen the burden on rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, who’ll be lucky to make it through the season healthy at this rate.
Colts RB Marlon Mack could start for the Jets, but would it be worth it?
The Jets have viable options at RB with Ty Johnson, rookie Michael Carter, and vet Tevin Coleman. However, none of them are as decorated as Mack, who’s rushed for 2,399 yards and 20 touchdowns on 4.4 YPC for his career.
Given the details behind the report, it seems like Mack would have to accept a potential trade before it’s completed. Would he sanction a move to the winless Jets? That honestly depends on if he’s willing to trade winning and production (New York’s OL is dreadful) in exchange for more opportunities.
Either way, he would serve as a huge boost to the Jets’ listless offense.