Each new season seems to bring a new star player to an NFL team. These players have the potential to be next to break out for the Colts.
The midst of the NFL offseason is among us, and with that always comes predictions based around hype, projection, and lots of fan-filled banter of what they have to expect from their respected favorite football teams.
Well, the Indianapolis Colts’ offseason has officially begun, as the first set of OTAs are underway. Up next from June 7 until June 9 is Mandatory Mini-Camp, followed by the 2nd set of OTAs from June 13th until June 16th.
As the season starts to creep closer and closer, the anticipation of what the Colts have accomplished this offseason is set to transpire into what most believe is a surefire AFC contender, after a brutal ending to the season prior.
These new-face Indianapolis Colts are set to take the field behind outstanding young superstar players that “broke out” in the 2021 season.
Which Colts players had breakout seasons in 2021?
Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pittman Jr bloomed into prime-time players for the Colts in just their second professional year in the NFL. Taylor, of course, dominated over the span of the season, resulting in leading the NFL in rushing yards while finishing second in touchdowns scored. Pittman had his own 1,000-yard season as the primary pass catcher in the Colts offense.
On the other side of the ball, Kenny Moore, who’s currently seeking a new deal with the Colts, also showcased what was a breakout season. The former UDFA finished his season with over 100 tackles, four interceptions, 13 pass deflections, and a Pro Bowl bid as one of, if not, the premier nickel cornerback in the league.
This trio of young stars, along with keystone players like Darius Leonard and Quenton Nelson, surely set the foundation of what the Colts are as a team, there is enough excitement to go around and plenty of opportunity for a potential breakout season.
The real question is, who should fans be excited to see take the reins as the next primetime player for the Colts?