Bleacher Report names one big mistake Colts made this offseason

Colts WRs TY Hilton and Zach Pascal (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Colts WRs TY Hilton and Zach Pascal (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

The Indianapolis Colts have been making moves to improve their roster but there’s one move that Bleacher Report says Indy will regret.

The No. 1 goal for the Indianapolis Colts this offseason was upgrading at quarterback. The team was able to do that by trading Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders and sending a third-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons to bring Matt Ryan to Indy.

That series of moves garnered Chris Ballard and the Colts a lot of praise. Many feel that Ryan is an upgrade that will help Indianapolis make a playoff run.

However, while Indy was working to secure a quarterback, there was a lot of other movement in the NFL. Specifically, several former Colts players moved on to other teams.

Players like Mark Glowinski, Zach Pascal, George Odum, and Al-Quadin Muhammed all found new homes. However, there’s a belief that Pascal will be missed the most.

Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report wrote a piece detailing “1 Offseason Move Every NFL Team Could Regret.” For Indianapolis, that move was not extending Zach Pascal.

Bleacher Report says Colts will regret letting Zach Pascal walk

Pascal wasn’t an incredibly productive receiver so this claim may come as a surprise but Moton argues that this weakens Indy’s receiving unit even more than it already was.

Moton also highlights that Pascal’s departure puts more pressure on Parris Campbell to stay healthy, something he, unfortunately, hasn’t been able to do in his three-year career.

While both points are fair, it’s hard to argue that Pascal will be a bigger loss to the Colts than Mark Glowinski. Offensive linemen are often overlooked but what Glowinski offered at the right guard position was important for Indy.

Additionally, Moton makes the case that Pascal leaving will become a problem for Indy if they can’t sign a veteran or rookie that is ready to contribute while pointing out that Indianapolis doesn’t have a first-round pick.

Fortunately for the Colts, there are still several veteran receivers available that can replace Pascal’s production and this is also a deep receiver draft class. With the right moves, Indianapolis should be able to replace Pascal with either a veteran or talented rookie.