Bleacher Report names the 3 biggest questions for the Colts in the 2023 season

Dec 17, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28)
Dec 17, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

As the Indianapolis Colts prepare for a critical 2023 season, Bleacher Report names the three biggest questions the team must answer this year.

Last offseason, the Indianapolis Colts were preparing to be a contender. With several Pro Bowlers on the roster and a veteran quarterback, expectations were high for the Colts. However, the team flopped, finishing an embarrassing 4-12-1. Now, Indianapolis has a new head coach, a new quarterback, and several new players.

While Indy still has quite a few elite players, the belief is that Indianapolis is a rebuilding team. That’s why the Colts were apart of a recent piece by Maurice Moton for Bleacher Report, where Moton highlighted the three biggest things that rebuilding teams must evaluate in the 2023 NFL season.

For Indianapolis, the three questions were centered around Anthony Richardson’s development, Jonathan Taylor’s contract, and the void left by Stephon Gilmore.

Things Colts must evaluate for the 2023 season

The question for Richardson was simple, will he be too raw to compete for the starting job. While it’s still early in the offseason, it’s seems like the answer will be no. It’s been reported that Richardson isn’t as raw as he’s been made out to be, and he has already been impressing the Colts, including veteran quarterback Gardner Minshew, who Richardson will compete with for the starting spot.

For Jonathan Taylor, Moton just asked when will an extension get done, but highlighted that Indy won’t have to navigate a hold out of any sorts, because Taylor is being patient with the process. While some fans are still arguing that a running back shouldn’t get paid a big contract, all signs point toward Taylor getting a nice extension with the Colts.

The last question that Moton had was about replacing Stephon Gilmore. It was evident that Indy knew the cornerback room needed to be addressed, because the Colts selected three cornerbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft. While they may not be Gilmore out the gate, they do provide Indy with depth.

If the youthful cornerback room can play well, and Anthony Richardson can quickly adjust to the NFL, Indianapolis should be in great shape. If the offensive line is improved, the Colts could be really good and Jonathan Taylor should have another great season that will secure a massive contract extension for him.