3 Colts players that need to stay healthy through training camp
1. Michael Pittman Jr.
This season is going to highly depend on the offensive side of the ball. The Colts have put the pieces together on defense to be a top-five unit and the front office spent the time to build up the offense to put the entire team in a better position to win now.
So it’s very easy to say that our number one receiver needs to remain healthy during training camp if Indy wants any shot of succeeding.
The Colts didn’t do much when it came to adding wide receivers this offseason. Michael Pittman Jr. did enough to be a bonafide number one receiver on the team, but behind him, there is not much depth.
In the draft, Ballard took the opportunity to select Alec Pierce, which will add a solid receiver to the offense but what if he ended up being the only option? The outlook of the season is no longer looking so great.
Behind the top two options in the wide receiver room are Parris Campbel, Ashton Dulin, Dezmon Patmon, DeMichael Harris, Keke Coutee, and Mike Strachan. None of which screams “I’m the best receiver in the division!”
Outside of that window are a few unproven tight ends and a running back for receiving options. The Colts have nothing proven outside of their number one receiver, and that should scare many fans more than anything.
MPJ has not had injury concerns in his young career, so let’s hope that doesn’t start over the next few weeks. Michael Pittman Jr. must stay healthy to provide a solid foundation for Indy’s receiving game.