Bleacher Report believes Colts had the best move of the offseason
The Indianapolis Colts had a good offseason and Bleacher Report believes Indy made one move that was better than anything any other team did.
This NFL offseason has been explosive and unpredictable. Big-name players have been traded, released, offered record-breaking contracts, and caused many more headlines.
With all of the moves, a lot of teams got better. That’s why it’s hard to declare one move as the best of the offseason, especially with the Draft included.
However, Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report took on the task of “Ranking the 7 Best Moves of the 2022 NFL Offseason.” Sobleski included moves made in the Draft and also considered what teams gave up for certain acquisitions.
In the end, Sobleski ranked the Indianapolis Colts trading for Matt Ryan as the best move of the offseason.
Colts trade for Matt Ryan named best move of offseason
Sobleski referred to this move as pulling off “the near impossible.” Getting rid of Carson Wentz and his salary and acquiring Ryan for just a third-round pick were all taken into account.
Many fans and everyone in Indy’s building would likely agree with this assessment. Since Ryan showed up in Indianapolis, he has impressed everyone.
Players, coaches, and Jim Irsay have all had good things to say. Reggie Wayne even compared him to Peyton Manning. This all sets up great expectations for Ryan in the fall.
Fortunately for Matt Ryan, he wasn’t the Colts’ only big move of the offseason. Indy also traded for Yannick Ngakoue, signed Stephon Gilmore, added many more veterans, and had a really good Draft.
The Colts’ first three picks were all on the offensive side of the ball. Alec Pierce at wide receiver, Jelani Woods at tight end, and Bernhard Raimann at left tackle. All three can help maximize Ryan’s talent.
It’s great that Indy’s acquisition of Matt Ryan is being positively graded and yielding good early results, but the final grade will come in the fall once games start.
At the conclusion of the 2022 NFL season, if the trade for Matt Ryan is still considered the best move of the offseason, that means the Colts had a pretty successful year.