Colts fans and media react to Michael Pittman staying in Indianapolis

Pittman is here to stay!
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The Indianapolis Colts have ensured that Michael Pittman will remain a member of the Indianapolis Colts and fans are elated. Pittman is expected to sign a three-year deal worth $70 million, according to Ian Rapoport, who broke the news on Monday.

The Colts drafted Pittman early in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft and after an underwhelming rookie season, the USC product broke onto the scene in 2021. He hauled in 88 catches for 1,082 yards and six touchdowns that year and had his best year in 2023 with a whopping 109 receptions for 1,152 yards and four trips into the end zone.

Pittman was franchise tagged but fortunately, a deal got done and Pittman is staying in Indianapolis for the next three years.

How are Colts fans reacting to Michael Pittman's deal?

Pittman definitely proved he was a WR1 this past year with his 100+ receptions and 1,100+ yards. It should be a ton of fun watching him and Anthony Richardson tear it up in 2024 and beyond.

It never felt as though Pittman would really leave even with the talking heads doing what they do best in speculating where the second-round pick could end up. The answer is in Indianapolis.

Richardson didn't get to do a ton during his rookie year but hopefully we see him and Pittman destroy opposing defenses this year.

The Texans might be getting a lot of love but the fact of the matter is that the AFC South is still wide open. The Colts narrowly lost the division title last year and should be able to make a run at winning the title in 2024.

Former Colts legend (yes, I'm being sarcastic) Dan Orlovsky is stoked to see Pittman get the bag.

This appears to be the sentiment amongst Colts fans. Richardson only appeared in four games last year but now he'll have his best weapon when he returns to action in 2024. Let's get after it!