Three trades the Colts can make in the 2024 offseason to improve the roster

The Indianapolis Colts are heading into an offseason where they should have made the playoffs. They are just a few big moves away from being a contender.

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Colts could trade for David Bakhtiari


The Green Bay Packers will likely move on from their start left tackle during the Aaron Rodgers days as the team is looking to move forward. Packers’ general manager Brian Gutekunst doesn't like spending loads of money in free agency or in retaining players and Bakhtari has a nearly $40 million cap hit in 2024 for the Packers.

Bakhtari was hurt the entire season but even when he's 90% healthy, he's still an elite left tackle in the game. In his last full season, he didn't allow a single sack and only committed five penalties giving him an eltie status. However, his downside is he will be 33 when the season starts next. Should the Colts trade a third-round pick for a 30+ left tackle coming off a knee injury?

The real question do we trust the left tackles on the roster enough to roll with them again?

Colts could trade for Christian Darrisaw


Christian Darrisaw is one of the best left tackles at not only pass blocking but also run blocking. His 90+ rating in PFF over his first few seasons has been the best among the young tackles. Darrisaw is still under his rookie deal giving a good cost for the Colts cap hit and since he was a first-round pick, the Colts can still pickup his option as well.

Last season, Darrisaw gave up six sacks and committed seven penalties. The Vikings took him at 21st overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. With Kirk Cousins future with team in limbo, the Vikings could start to sell off their talent and look to gain draft capital.

The Colts should look to see what kind of deal they could make for a young tackle who not only excels in pass protection but also the run-blocking scheme of Shane Steichen.