If the Indianapolis Colts were in the Spider-Verse, which Spider-People would they be?
The Spider-Man universe has been centered around Peter Parker for as long as we can collectively remember. That is, of course, if you're accustomed to knowing the globally popular Spider-Man through a film lens.
Those more familiar with the comics understand that Spider-Man is not tethered to one universe, let alone one singular being. Those who aren't comically savvy, like myself, were issued a culture shock when Miles Morales (et al) donned the illustrious Spidey suit in the aforementioned trilogy's first installment, Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Lo and behold, Spider-Man is renditioned by a seemingly infinite amount of hosts, aka Spider-People (Peter Parker, Miles Morales, etc). Each Spider-Man, and woman, are all different in their respective ways, however, once that suit is put on, they all are the same.
"Why am I four paragraphs deep into an Indianapolis Colts article about Spider-Man," you ask. Well, being trapped in what feels like an everlasting loop of nothing burger reports as we meander through the dead period in the offseason causes for some creative shots in the dark.
With that being said, as a fun and quirky attempt, I will do my best at comping Indianapolis Colts to which Spider-person they are. None of these will be spot-on, because, spoiler alert, superhuman powers as such are not real. After all, I'm just your friendly neighborhood writer!
1. Miles Morales
"Miles Morales, our main protagonist, is a Black and Puerto Rican high school student from Brooklyn. Much like the other Spider-Men, he was bitten by a radioactive spider and was given superpowers in his dimension of Earth-1610. "- MOISES MENDEZ II & MEGAN MCCLUSKEY
"Miles is an intelligent, talented and passionate young boy. He shows interest and talent in hip-hop and graffiti cultures, constantly stamping his art around Brooklyn as a form of self-expression. When Miles was first introduced, his potential is recognized by a lot of people around him..."- The Spider-Verse Wiki
Comparison: QB Anthony Richardson
Miles Morales was born in New York and will presumably stay after graduation to continue his civic duty as Spider-Man. Anthony Richardson was born in Gainsville, Florida and opted to stay home to attend Florida University for his college years.
The radioactive spider that bit Miles Morales was never supposed to as it was from a different dimension. Similarly, Anthony Richardson was never supposed to be a top five NFL Draft selection based on a slew of various draft analyses. There were plenty of people in their corners, but nonetheless, they both prevailed.
Personality-wise, Richardson and Morales are cut from the same cloth. Both are by all accounts intelligent, talented, and passionate young men and both are the epitome of family men. Nothing means more to them than family, but when they're not with family, they're typically giving back to their respective communities with web-slinging justice or camps to bestow knowledge upon.