Ranking the available free agent wide receivers for Colts in 2023

Jaleel Grandberry
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard (13) celebrates a long first down gain on a reception in overtime against the Dallas Cowboys during their football game Sunday, November 13, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinApc Packvscowboys 1113222139djp
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard (13) celebrates a long first down gain on a reception in overtime against the Dallas Cowboys during their football game Sunday, November 13, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinApc Packvscowboys 1113222139djp /
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Oct 24, 2022; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) catches a pass for a touchdown during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Colts can sign Jakobi Meyers

Jakobi Meyers has been quietly developing into a really consistently good receiver over the past few seasons with the New England Patriots. After joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2019, Meyers has led New England in receiving in each of the last three seasons. Now he will enter free agency and have the chance to continue blossoming with another team.

In 2022, Meyers played in just 14 games and caught 67 receptions for 804 yards and six touchdowns. The year prior, 2021, Meyers played in all 17 games and caught 83 passes for 866 yards and just two touchdowns. He has consistently gotten better each year and should continue to do so as he enters his fifth season.

Adding him to a Colts’ receiving room with Pittman Jr., Pierce, and possibly Campbell would give Indianapolis a very promising group of receivers. Both Pittman and Meyers are productive guys but haven’t proved to be clear-cut WR1s yet. However, putting both of them on the field together, with a promising Alec Pierce, would give Indy’s rookie quarterback some trustworthy targets.

According to spotrac, Meyer is projected to get a four-year, $50 million contract. He’ll certainly have plenty of suitors so it’ll be interesting to see how much the Colts would want to compete for Jakobi Meyers.

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