Colts: 3 mistakes Indy cannot make at 2021 trade deadline
By Mike Luciano
2. Overpaying for a DB
Trading for a player like Kyle Fuller or Marcus Maye sounds great on paper, especially after an already bad Colts secondary lost Julian Blackmon due to injury, but the Colts need to be careful about how they approach the position. The biggest problem with this mindset is the fact that it might not move the needle.
The Colts may just need to accept the fact that this secondary is going to be a liability all season long. Elite players might cost tons of picks and even some players to acquire, and they won’t suddenly turn Matt Eberflus’ unite into an elite group by themselves considering the lack of depth and schematic issues.
The Indianapolis Colts don’t need to overpay to change the secondary.
Indianapolis has so many problems on the back end that won’t be solved by just getting a new cornerback. Eberflus’ scheme was ripped apart by Tennessee, and with a lack of safety depth to go along with their issues as DB, making a win-now move like adding an elite corner may not be the best move in the world.
Ballard might be a fine GM, but what is becoming abundantly clear is that he didn’t construct the deepest roster in the offseason despite plenty of cap space. Indy would be better off attacking the offensive line, where they are a bit more respectable, than trying to salvage this unit with one Hail Mary trade.