4. Colts can re-sign Parris Campbell
Parris Campbell has also dealt with unfortunate injuries during his short career. However, he is coming off the first full season of his NFL career. Campbell’s best year couldn’t have come at a better time as he’s now a free agent and has done a good job of creating value for himself with a productive season in 2022, even if the Colts were tremendously underwhelming on offense.
Campbell finished 2022 with 63 receptions for 623 yards and three touchdowns. All those numbers were second-most for Indianapolis, trailing only Michael Pittman Jr. Prior to this season, Campbell had only played in 15 games over three years and caught 34 passes for 360 yards and two touchdowns. His most recent season was more productive than the rest of his career combined.
Now that Campbell has proved that he can stay healthy and be a productive weapon in this league, it would be a shame if Indianapolis let him leave in free agency. Fortunately for the Colts, Campbell says he wants to stay. It’s just going to come down to him and the franchise agreeing on a contract. Campbell will certainly have other suitors but it’s unlikely that he’ll get any offers that Indy can’t compete with.
If the Colts can re-sign Campbell, keeping him in the room with Michael Pittman Jr., Alec Pierce, and any other wideouts Indy may add, the team will have a decent receiving group. Add in Indy’s promising tight ends and Steichen will have some pieces to work with.