The Colts aren’t getting a lot of respect in post-free agency power rankings

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After the initial phase of NFL free agency, experts are doing power rankings, and it’s clear that there isn’t a lot of belief in the Indianapolis Colts.

The Indianapolis Colts ended the 2022 season as one of the worst teams in football. They had a 4-12-1 record, the fourth-worst in the league, so they were obviously towards the bottom of all end-of-season power rankings. However, it’s a new league year. Teams have turned the page on the 2022 season and are focused on being better in 2023.

Indianapolis has a new head coach in Shane Steichen and a new offensive staff, and is also set to pick fourth in the 2023 NFL Draft. However, the Colts have lost some players in free agency but have also added some new guys as well. While there are many more free agency moves to be made, people have already started grading the early moves and measuring how teams stack up against each other.

One way to do that is with power rankings. Throughout the season, power rankings get updated weekly after game results. In the offseason, updates usually come after big moments like free agency and the NFL Draft. With the first wave of 2023 free agency settled, The 33rd Team released their power rankings.

The Colts we’re ranked at the very bottom at No. 32.

Colts ranked as the worst team in post-free agency power rankings

Indianapolis ended the season in a bad spot, and there’s a pretty good case that they’ve gotten worse since free agency started. Indy has traded Stephon Gilmore, and lost Parris Campbell and Bobby Okereke in free agency. While the Colts have made some decent signings, they’ve yet to have the type of move that takes the team to another level.

The offensive line still hasn’t been addressed, the cornerback position needs urgent attention, and there’s uncertainty about the draft after the Carolina Panthers traded up for the No. 1 pick. However, the Colts still have several talented players and aren’t far off from being a competitive team. They certainly have a lot to address before next season starts, but with the right moves, Indy could be moving up these power rankings.

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