The Indianapolis Colts did not end their season the way they hoped after missing the playoffs by one game following a loss to the Houston Texans. However, this was still a year that exceeded expectations by a decent margin, especially given all the adversity and troubles this squad had to face.
Early in the season, there were hopes for the future with Anthony Richardson coming to Indy as the No. 4 overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. He burst onto the scene early with great promise as a rusher, and then the injuries stacked up to the point where he was eventually out for the season. That was the biggest and most painful story of the Colts season, but this team did its best to fight through the trials and tribulations.
While again, the season did not end as this team hoped, but the adversity still brewed plenty of success stories. Even when Jonathan Taylor missed multiple games at the beginning of the year, players stepped up and made a great year happen. This team was not expected to go anywhere even with a healthy Richardson. So yes, they did not achieve the goal of making the playoffs, there is still a lot to look back at and be proud of. Here are the biggest and most impressive success stories of the 2023 season for the Indianapolis Colts, from the players to the coaches and even the front office.