What Colts players would make an All-AFC South Team?
By Brad Marr
Now that the higher-ups are accounted for, it’s time to build their roster. Starting with the offense, there are a few players in the division that shine on a league-wide stage and are no-brainer selections for the team.
All-AFC South Team Quarterbacks
While across the division the offensive positions outside of running back are underwhelming compared to other position groups in the NFL, the quarterback position is excruciating. Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill is the longest-tenured AFC South QB, so by default, he’ll be the starter.
Why not Matt Ryan? Well, Matt Ryan hasn’t played a down of Colts football and is 38 years old. We’ll pass for now.
Nick Foles may be the best backup quarterback in NFL history. He lands in the same spot that brought the city of Philadelphia their first and only Super Bowl Championship. Who better to have at QB2 than a former Super Bowl MVP?
All-AFC South team Running Backs
Entering his third NFL season, Jonathan Taylor gets the nod over King Henry as the division’s RB1. However, splitting carries between the two would provide equal longevity, something Derrick Henry has struggled with in recent years.
All-AFC South Team Wide Receivers
Michael Pittman Jr. and Robert Woods lead this receiving corps as the primary outside targets. Both have provided 1000-yard season production, and are fully capable of battling respected top corners across the league.
Sprinkle in two speed-based quality slot guys in Brandin Cooks and Marvin Jones, and you have a pretty solid group.
All-AFC South Team Tight End
Austin Hooper is the only borderline consistent quality player at the position across the division, so he’ll be the lone tight end making the All-AFC South offense.
All-AFC South Team Offensive Line
The skill position groups may be a bit off putting in comparison to the rest of the league, but it’s no question, whatsoever, the guys in the trenches are the best in the business. Watching these fellas make some nasty blocks paving the way for same hardnosed power running football is pure enjoyment.
Left to right these players account for 15 Pro Bowl nods, and four First-Team All-Pros combined for their respective positions. In one word: Dominating.