Colts linked to insane trade with Commanders that would be a total steal

We'll take it!
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Are you interested in a firework trade idea that would transform the NFL in 2024? I knew it. You're in luck, because Bleacher Report just released a bunch. The league's in for quite the transformation this year, apparently. But at least they'll be firework trades and not sparkler trades. The only good trades are the ones that you can watch from a pontoon boat.

However, there's a Colts trade in that piece and it's a banger. It's one of those trade ideas that's so fun that you barely notice how farfetched it is. And even if you do notice, you don't care. One might even call it a firework trade idea.

Colts linked to insane trade with Commanders that would be a total steal

Commanders Receive: 2025 second-round pick, 2026 fourth-round pick
Colts Receive: DL Jonathan Allen

Adding a defender with the skill set of Jonathan Allen could be the addition that elevates the Colts in a loaded AFC. The two-time Pro Bowler is a force within the interior that has evolved into one of the leagues premier three-down defensive tackles ... Despite a new regime in place with newly hired GM Adam Peters and HC Dan Quinn, Allen's frustrations have been well documented in Washington.

A fresh start could serve both parties well considering the capital used from Peters used to select Newton, albeit his muddied projection to immediate snaps due to offseason foot surgery. For the long term, it makes sense.

Hell yes. Jonathan Allen for two draft picks? The same Jonathan Allen who has 22 sacks over the last three seasons and has been to multiple Pro Bowls over that time? For two draft picks? Hell yes.

For people who claim there isn't room for Allen on a Colts defensive line that's already pretty stacked defensive line, I would say: simply live a little. That's a Chris Ballard problem, and you're probably not Chris Ballard. Let Bleacher Report fuel your fever dream of Jonathan Allen next to DeForest Buckner and Grover Stewart. It's not your job to be realistic. Horseshoe Heroes* emphatically endorses getting Jonathan Allen for two draft picks.

(*one person on Horseshoe Heroes)