Chargers’ preseason troll of Colts is painfully accurate ahead of their matchup
The Los Angeles Chargers trolled the Indianapolis Colts before the season and the joke is even more true as the teams prepare to face off.
Before NFL teams compete during the season, the competition starts in the offseason with the franchises’ media teams all working to put out the best content. One of the biggest content battles is schedule announcements. Each team finds its own unique way to announce its opponents for the upcoming season. This year, the undisputed winner was the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Chargers announced their schedule with a two-minute, anime-style video. In addition to the really cool graphics, Los Angeles also took some not-so-subtle jabs at each of the teams on its schedule. The idea, execution, and trolls made the video a hit around the NFL world.
For the Indianapolis Colts, the Chargers made fun of Indy’s quarterback situation. Displayed was an animated version of Pat McAfee operating the “Colts Quarterback Carousel.” Then it was a visual of four ponies designed as Matt Ryan, Carson Wentz, Philip Rivers, and Jacoby Brissett, Indy’s four starting quarterbacks over the last four years.
As accurate and as good of a joke as it was before the season, it is even more painfully accurate as the teams prepare to meet for Monday Night Football.
Chargers had the perfect troll for the Colts
The reason this joke has grown to be even more accurate is that Indianapolis just named a new starting quarterback for the third time this season. On Wednesday, interim head coach Jeff Saturday announced that Matt Ryan would be benched and Nick Foles will be starting on Monday night and likely for the other two games to finish this season. This of course comes after Ryan was first benched for Sam Ehlinger and then reinserted into the starting lineup after two starts from Ehlinger.
Aside from this being perfect timing for the Chargers, it also means that Indy’s quarterback carousel is likely to continue. Ryan does have another season left on his contract but after being benched twice in one season, by two different coaches, returning to Indianapolis is unlikely. That means the Colts will be seeking a sixth starting quarterback in as many seasons. Hopefully Indy will find a long-term solution in the draft.