3 promising things from the final game of the season that Colts can build on moving forward
1. Parris Campbell has finally arrived for the Colts
A lot of good things happened for Indianapolis this season from a weapons standpoint. Michael Pittman Jr. continued to excel and Indy’s rookies, Alec Pierce and Jelani Woods showed that they could be problems in this league. However, nothing was probably better than seeing wide receiver Parris Campbell put together a complete season and become a big contributor to Indy’s offense.
Campbell was drafted in the receiver rich 2019 NFL Draft. However, his career didn’t get off to a hot start like many of his peers. It was the opposite. Campbell struggled with several injuries and couldn’t stay on the field. It resulted in him only playing 15 games and catching 34 passes for 360 yards and two touchdowns over his first three seasons. While everyone was ready to give up on Campbell, Campbell never gave up on himself and neither did the Colts.
In the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, Parris Campbell finally broke through. On Sunday against the Texans, Campbell completed his 17th game of the season. In the game, he caught six passes for 42 yards and added one carry for 26 yards. That moved his season stats to 63 catches for 623 yards and three touchdowns.
Campbell has accomplished his goal of getting through a full season and proved that he does belong in the NFL. Now, as he prepares to enter free agency, the Colts must make sure Campbell returns. He’s shown this season that he can be productive and Indianapolis will need that from him moving forward as the team tries to rebuild to be competitive again.