Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack will enter free agency in search of a fresh start.
The official start of free agency is a date that Mack likely has been awaiting. It will allow him to find a new team and get his career back rolling.
When free agency starts in March, Mack will be just 26 years old and should have a lot of good football left in him.
In Mack’s second and third seasons in the NFL, he started for the Colts, rushing for 908 yards in 2018 and 1,091 in 2019. It looked as if he would be the back in Indianapolis for years to come.
Things started to change in 2020 when Indy drafted Jonathan Taylor and Mack tore his Achilles in Week 1 of the season. Since then, Taylor has emerged as the best running back in the NFL and Mack fell out of Indy’s rotation.
The Colts were unable to move Mack before the trade deadline so he spent most of his 2021 season on the sidelines, often inactive. Now, Mack will be free to sign with any team he wants, so here are 5 potential teams he can join to revive his career.
Marlon Mack could sign with Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are a young team with talent that has exceeded expectations this season, making the playoffs. Led by Jalen Hurts and Devonta Smith, Philly is building a core that should compete for the coming years.
One place the Eagles could be stronger at is the running back position. This season, Philly’s leading rusher was Hurts with 784 yards.
Just behind him was Miles Sanders with 754 yards. The backfield also has Jordan Howard and Boston Scott. However, after the season, Howard will be an unrestricted free agent and Scott will be a restricted free agent.
If the Eagles are unable to retain Scott and Howard, Mack makes a ton of sense. He wouldn’t be signing to be a workhorse, instead, he’d be splitting carries with Sanders to provide a balanced rushing attack.