With the Indianapolis Colts still needing help at wide receiver, Indy has been linked to multiple wideouts that may be traded soon.
The Indianapolis Colts are being linked to wide receivers that could be on the move. What else is new? With all of the wide receiver movement in the last couple of years, Indy’s name always comes up because it’s a position group that has been struggling for the team. However, the Colts have refused to make major changes to their unit.
Entering the season with Michael Pittman Jr. and several young and unproven wideouts, the Colts took a gamble that hasn’t necessarily been paying off. Rookie wideout Alec Pierce has been emerging as a threat but there hasn’t been much consistency after him and Pittman. So that brings the Colts to a familiar place: being named as a great fit for receivers that will likely be on the move soon.
Kristopher Knox from Bleacher Report recently looked at several trade candidates and listed the teams that would be a quality fit for the player. Indianapolis was a franchise that came up a few times, all for wide receivers. Knox argued that the Colts are the best fit for Nelson Agholor, Denzel Mims, and Kenny Golladay, all wideouts who could be approaching the end of their time with their current franchises.
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Agholor is in his eighth NFL season, currently playing with the New England Patriots. After having a career year in 2020 with the Las Vegas Raiders, Agholor’s production has been declining in New England and he has just 18 targets through the first four games but he has come up big for the team in recent weeks. Dealing with quarterback injuries though, New England is just 1-3 and could decide to move some pieces if they keep losing. Agholor could be one of those pieces.
Denzel Mims, on the other hand, is only in his third season. However, despite flashing talent in his first two years, he hasn’t played yet for the New York Jets this season. Knox wrote that New York did discuss trading Mims before the season but teams weren’t willing to pay the asking price of a fourth-round pick. If the Jets are willing to take less, the Colts may emerge as one of the candidates.
The wide receiver problem with the New York Giants has been well covered. With both Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton falling out of the rotation, it only makes sense for the emerging Giants to move on from one of them if not both. One thing that has been keeping teams away from inquiring about Golladay is his massive contract. However, Knox highlighted a report from Ian Rapoport that says New York is “willing to pay a chunk” of the contract.
Whether the Colts are interested in actually making a move or not remains to be seen. Chris Ballard hasn’t shown much urgency to add to the wide receiver group but with Indianapolis currently struggling maybe his hand will be forced to finally bring someone in.