In a very competitive AFC South, what do the Indianapolis Colts have to do to finally win the division for the first time since 2014?
Heading into this season, the Indianapolis Colts have made many moves that they feel have made their roster better and should catapult them back into the catbird seat of the AFC South. For starters, Indy upgraded at the quarterback position, beefed up the defense, and had a very good draft.
This all comes after a year where Indianapolis ended the season with an embarrassing loss that forced them to miss the postseason. Hopefully, the moves made this offseason will prevent that from happening in 2022.
The biggest move of the offseason for the Colts
After an up and down season from Carson Wentz last year, it seemed obvious that Indy would move on and look to upgrade at quarterback, which they did. Matt Ryan, a former MVP, will not only bring experience, but he will also bring a winning mindset to this team.
In 2016, Ryan was the league’s Most Valuable Player and led his team to the Super Bowl. Ryan has been playing well in camp and has done a good job leading the offense. Coach Frank Reich was asked how he felt about his new quarterback and how he is gelling with the team and Reich admitted that practices ended 10 minutes early for two straight days due to the command that Ryan had shown at practice.
Along with the move for Ryan, Indianapolis also brought in All-Pro Stephon Gilmore, and speed rusher Yannick Ngakoue. These moves will help a defense that had issues at times last season. The Colts are really looking solid in camp and have had many players show positive signs for the upcoming season.
With that being said, let’s dive into how Indianapolis currently stacks up against the other three teams in the AFC South and what the outcomes of the division games could possibly look like.