Will the quarterback situation impact Colts’ pursuit of playmakers?
The Indianapolis Colts want to add more playmakers, but, could not having a quarterback negatively impact their chances of doing that?
With legal tampering beginning on Monday, March 14, and free agency officially starting Wednesday, the frenzy is finally here for the NFL.
Teams and players are already committing to big deals and the league will look different next season. The Indianapolis Colts are also hoping things look different for them next year.
Indy is primarily hoping to improve its offensive weapons by bringing in wide receivers and tight ends but the only guarantee as of now is that the Colts will have a different quarterback.
That may ultimately end up costing Indianapolis from landing the weapons they hope to add.
Quarterback situation could be a factor for Colts in free agency
Indianapolis doesn’t currently have a starting quarterback. Sam Ehlinger is set to return for a second season but all signs point to the Colts acquiring another quarterback.
However, free agents don’t have time to wait and see what direction Indianapolis plans to go at quarterback, so Indy may not be a desirable destination for talented receivers.
Take Allen Robinson for example, one of the most talented receivers on the market. He has dealt with instability at the quarterback position his entire career. Why would he voluntarily enter another unstable position?
Recently released, Jarvis Landry, has already been linked to the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, and Baltimore Ravens. As a pass-catcher, it would be wise to play with either Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, or Lamar Jackson over entering the unknown situation that is Indianapolis.
One thing the Colts do have, however, is the most cap space in the NFL. That means Indy could pay players a little more money to enter what may be considered a less than ideal situation.
What would be best though is finalizing a quarterback as soon as possible so that other free agents know exactly what’s on the table from Indy.