4 free agents most likely to re-sign with the Colts
3. WR Parris Campbell is likely to re-sign with Colts
Parris Campbell was a bright spot for the Indianapolis Colts offense in his first full season of play. Fans were waiting and wanting to see what Campbell would look like when healthy enough to play a full season. After suffering major injuries in his first three seasons, his fourth season gave him the opportunity to shine despite the poor play of the offense in 2022.
In 17 games played in 2022, 10 more than the second-highest games played in his career, he averaged almost four receptions per game for almost 37 yards per game with a catch percentage of almost 70 percent. Minus the catch percentage, the other two stats were career-highs. He also set career highs in targets (91), receptions (63), yards (623), touchdowns (3), and first-down receptions (32) just to name a few. His first-down receptions were second on the team to Michael Pittman Jr. who had 52. He was second to Pittman Jr. in almost every receiving category for the team.
Campbell is coming off a four-year $4.8 million contract which paid him $1.1 million for this last season. According to Spotrac, his market value sits around $2.5 million for a one-year deal. Expanding that deal out to three years would cost the Colts around $7.5 million in total. Campbell’s injury history may make opposing teams pass on the receiver who has such a small sample size.
This would lead many to believe Indianapolis could get Campbell to come back and build upon his successful season. However, the one foil to this plan is a team having someone on the inside who could see how Campbell has operated through his injury and then return for the best season of his career. That coach would be Frank Reich who is now the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. Reich may be able to convince the top brass that adding Campbell could help solidify their young receiving core and give him a familiar face in the offense.