Adam Rank has a wildly disrespectful 2023 record prediction for the Colts

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) warms up with the team Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022,
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) warms up with the team Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, / Robert Scheer/IndyStar / USA TODAY

As the Indianapolis Colts prepare for the 2023 season, NFL writer Adam Rank is predicting another abysmal year for Indy.

The Indianapolis Colts only won four games last season. As a result, the team fired Frank Reich and hired Shane Steichen, and also released Matt Ryan and drafted Anthony Richardson. In addition to those two major moves, the Colts made several other acquisitions as they hope to turn the team around.

Unfortunately, not everyone is convinced that Indianapolis will immediately be better. While some experts are making cases that Indy could win the AFC South, NFL writer Adam Rank is predicting an even worse season for the Colts.

Every offseason, Adam Rank predicts the record for all 32 teams. He recently did his 2023 predictions, and Rank had Indianapolis finishing this upcoming season at an abysmal 3-14, winning one less game than the team did during the 2022 season.

Adam Rank predicts Colts will go 3-14 in 2023

Before reveling his lack of confidence in Indy this season, Rank talked about how much he loves Anthony Richardson and how he’s excited for Indy’s future. However, he’s not convinced that the immediate future is going to be so bright in Indianapolis.

Rank has the Colts losing their first four games but then winning the next three. Sitting at 3-4 after seven weeks isn’t terrible, but then Rank predicted that Indy would lose its final 10 games. Trying to downplay the predicted 3-14 record, Rank compared Indy to the 2022 Chicago Bears, saying the season would ultimately be beneficial for the Colts, because they’ll be electric with their new franchise QB but will also have one of the top picks in the draft.

While having high draft picks are great, this Colts team should win way more than three games with the schedule is has. For starters, Indy is in the AFC South, it will probably split each series, and that’s already three wins. Add in the fact that the Colts play the mediocre NFC South, and they should be able to pick up a couple of more wins.

Indianapolis may not be contenders next season, and there also may be some rough moments where the team deals with growing pains, however, a lot would have to go wrong for Indy to win only three games. But, at the end of the day, it’s just predictions. Last offseason, Rank predicted the Colts would finish 2022 at 9-8, and that wasn’t close to happening. We’ll see how this year plays out.