Way too early 2024 AFC South Power Rankings

The Colts look like they may be in one of the toughest divisions in football next season.

Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts
Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts / Andy Lyons/GettyImages
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3. Indianapolis Colts

Given how little Anthony Richardson ended up playing during his rookie season, it's hard to get a sense of how the Colts will look next year. During the four games he played before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, he flashed a lot of good moment – he looked poised as a passer and dynamic as an overall play-maker. It was more-or-less a redshirt season for Richardson, which is why the Colts haven't quite taken the leap over the Jags or Texans yet. They were, unsurprisingly, not a good passing offense with Gardner Minshew at QB, but they ran the ball well and first-year head coach Shane Steichen answered a lot of questions about how ready he was to be an NFL head coach. Of all the AFC South teams, the Colts feel like the hardest to project into next year.