1. Zach Pascal could follow Shane Steichen to Colts
Indianapolis’ run blocking also took a significant step back this past season and a big reason why were two key departures. One departure was tight end Jack Doyle who retired and the other departure was Zach Pascal who joined the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency. After signing a one-year deal with Philly last offseason, Pascal could make his return to the Colts and continue playing under Shane Steichen.
Pascal makes too much sense for Indianapolis. Not only is there familiarity with the new coach and the franchise but Indy can still use more receivers for the passing game and also to help open up the running game. The Eagles had one of the league’s best rushing attacks and Pascal, who’s an elite blocking receiver, certainly had a hand in that.
From a receiving standpoint, Pascal had just 15 receptions for 150 yards and one touchdown. All were career lows for the receiver that spent his first four years with the Colts. In Indy, Pascal had two years with over 600 yards and recorded at least two touchdowns in each season. In his four seasons with the Colts, he caught 150 passes for 1,888 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Coming back to Indianapolis, Pascal can join Michael Pittman Jr., Alec Pierce, and Parris Campbell if he re-signs, to give a rookie quarterback a decent set of receivers that can also help open up the run game.