Players Colts signed in 2022 that didn’t pan out
Brandon Facyson, Cornerback, C+
A protege of Gus Bradley, Facyson signed with the Colts after the hiring of the defensive coordinator. 28 tackles and six pass deflections aren’t exactly the stat line you want to see from a reliable player in a familiar defense but he wasn’t terrible.
Tony Brown, Cornerback, C-
Tony Brown was a preseason standout, and he played in 16 games, primarily on special teams. He also filled in for Kenny Moore late in the season. Brown recorded seven tackles, one tackle for a loss, and one sack.
Nick Foles, Quarterback, D-
No surprise here. The veteran quarterback Nick Foles is another failed experiment of the Frank Reich era of QBs. Granted, Foles didn’t play much, he spent the majority of the time with the Colts inactive.
Phillip Lindsay, Running Back, D-
The journey of Phillip Lindsay is fascinatingly disappointing. The addition seemed a surefire way to establish a 1-2 punch with Jonathan Taylor. However, Lindsay ended the year released from the practice squad.
Dennis Kelly, Offensive Line, D
A reserve role turned into a couple of starts on a struggling offensive line. Dennis Kelly had a very minimal impact on a unit that struggled mightily in 2022.
Armani Watts, Defensive Back, No Grade
Watts suffered a season-ending injury in training camp, so he receives no grade.
If Chris Ballard and the Colts continue to have waves of free agency as dim as this one was, it’s likely the same repetitive cycle will continue for disappointing performances and wasting great talent across a thin roster. Taking more risks on successful teams’ players that compete well into the playoffs would be a great starting point on whom to keep an eye on as the offseason approaches.