The Indianapolis Colts have a roster that is loaded with talent, but which player is the most likely to be selected to the Hall of Fame?
In the last few years, the Indianapolis Colts have done a phenomenal job at building the roster. They’ve drafted several players that have developed into superstars and have also added elite talent via trades and free agency.
As the Colts enter next season, they have a number of players that are considered to be some of the best in the NFL, but do they have anyone that’s going to the Pro Football Hall of Fame? It’s one thing to be a top player for a couple of seasons, but to be a Hall of Famer player, you have to be an all-time great.
Does Indy currently have any all-time greats? It’s tough to say because the team is so young. Surely, players like Quenton Nelson, Darius Leonard, and Jonathan Taylor could get there if they stay on their current trajectory, but they are all early in their careers.
So who is the most likely Hall of Famer on the Colts roster? Bryan DeArdo from CBS Sports answered this in a recent article looking at the most likely future Hall of Famer for every team. For Indianapolis, DeArdo believes the answer is newly acquired quarterback Matt Ryan.
Matt Ryan named as the most likely future Hall of Famer on Colts
Ryan is the oldest player on the Indianapolis roster, so it makes sense that he has the best Hall of Fame resume at the moment. However, DeArdo argues that Ryan is currently a “lock” for the Hall of Fame, a stance that may not be very common.
DeArdo highlights, “Ryan, the league’s MVP in 2016, is 235 yards from becoming the eighth quarterback with 60,000 career passing yards. He’s 33 touchdowns away from becoming the ninth QB with 400 career touchdown passes.” Ryan should be able to reach these accolades in the coming season with Indianapolis.
Additionally, with the talent the Colts have, Ryan and the team have a real chance to make some postseason noise. If this season is really magical for Indy, Ryan may be able to secure an elusive Super Bowl victory and give himself a really good chance to get into Canton.