Did Chris Ballard reveal Colts offseason quarterback plans?
Indianapolis Colts general manager, Chris Ballard, may have revealed his offseason plans in a recent interview.
Following the disappointing end to the Indianapolis Colts season, all the decision-makers made clear that change was not only needed but a real possibility.
Particularly at the quarterback position. Head coach, Frank Reich, and general manager, Chris Ballard, wouldn’t commit to Carson Wentz as the team quarterback. Owner, Jim Irsay, also dropped some cryptic tweets alluding to a quarterback change.
Since then, the question has been what quarterback would be the replacement? There is a path for Indy to acquire several different veteran quarterbacks, but only a couple are clear upgrades.
Because of that, it’s been unclear what the Colts’ offseason plan of attack would be at the quarterback position. In a recent interview, Chris Ballard may have alluded to what Indianapolis’ plans are.
Chris Ballard praises Aaron Rodgers for Packers’ success
There is no denying that what Ballard said is true, but considering the circumstances of the Colts and Aaron Rodgers, there was no way this statement was going to be taken at face value.
Indianapolis is in the market for an upgrade at quarterback. Aaron Rodgers is likely to soon be looking for a new team. Additionally, Rodgers would be an upgrade for Indy.
So with Ballard publicly saying Green Bay’s success stems from Rodgers’s ability, it’s hard not to view this as some early recruiting on behalf of the Colts.
Rodgers hasn’t officially decided if he will retire, stay with the Packers, or join a new team, but it’s safe to assume that Indianapolis will explore the option if he does become available.
However, it will likely be an uphill battle for the Colts, considering that a couple of Rodgers’s previous coaches have joined the Denver Broncos.
Nathaniel Hackett, who served as the Packers offensive coordinator, is now the head coach in Denver. Because of that, the young weapons and defense in Denver, the Broncos are the favorites to land Rodgers.
Indy also has a good team to offer though, so if Rodgers does become available, the pursuit will be interesting.