Colts receiver Parris Campbell makes clear what he’s hoping for in free agency

Jan 8, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell (1) rushes
Jan 8, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell (1) rushes / Jenna Watson-USA TODAY Sports

With 2023 free agency approaching for the NFL, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell recently shared what he’s hoping for his future.

When free agency starts on Wednesday, March 15, the Indianapolis Colts are at risk of losing some of their key players. One of the biggest names that Indy could be losing is wide receiver Parris Campbell. After four seasons with the Colts, Campbell is set to enter free agency and Indianapolis must try and retain him.

Recently, Campbell joined the “Bleav In Colts” podcast to discuss his time in Indianapolis and his upcoming free agency. Campbell was very transparent, admitting that he and his family have loved their four years in Indianapolis and that they don’t plan on going anywhere soon. He explained that he wants to remain with the Colts, and revealed that Indy wants the same thing, as Campbell and general manager Chris Ballard have already been talking.

Parris Campbell wants to stay with the Colts

This is great news for Indianapolis because they really need Campbell. With Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce, the wide receiver room is promising, but the overall quality and depth would be in a tough situation if Campbell leaves in free agency. It’s great that Campbell wants to return and even better that the Colts are already working towards making it happen.

Just last offseason, there was a question of if Campbell would even make Indy’s roster heading into the 2022 season. However, Campbell responded with the best season of his four-year career. After injuries limited him to just 15 total games in his first three seasons, Campbell was able to remain healthy in 2022 and played all 17 games.

In those 17 games, Parris Campbell emerged as Indy’s No. 2 receiver, catching 63 passes for 623 yards and three touchdowns. All those numbers were the second-most on the team, trailing only Michael Pittman Jr. Campbell essentially saved his career, proving he can be productive in this league, and he also created a market for himself.

While he’s open about the fact that he wants to return to Indy and the Colts want to keep him, other teams will certainly pursue Campbell if he is available. It’s important that Indianapolis and Campbell get across the finish line in negotiations, because the NFL has shown that deals can crumble and players can end up on new teams.

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