Colts Chances Depend on Luck
Andrew Luck has the potential to lead the Colts to Miami in February. The key is the quarterback’s health, but the Colts have built a young nucleus around the former number one pick. The window is now for Luck who rose to one of the league’s elite by the end of his third season.
Colts Current State
At the end of 2014 season, Luck had compiled a record of 33-15 in the regular season. Luck came off his first and what was expected to be many trips to the AFC Championship game. Since then Luck has dealt with injuries only playing seven games in 2015 and missing the entire 2017 season.
Luck who turns 30 in September, window to reach his expectations of winning the Vince Lombardi trophy is now. Unfortunately for the Colts, the injury bug has returned with an ankle injury keeping the quarterback out this summer.
The Colts traded for Jacoby Brissett in 2017. The backup can keep the seat warm upon Luck’s return if the injury lingers into the first few weeks of the season.
The Colts last season saw the culmination of a restructured roster with young talent. Luck played his first full slate of games since 2014, and the Colts reached the divisional playoffs losing to Kansas City.
The Colts tandem of receiver T.Y. Hilton and tight end Eric Ebron gives them an elite passing attack. Marlon Mack has proven to be a stable running back. The offensive line due to the strong drafts the last few years is one of the best in the league.
The Colts used this year’s draft to increase depth and talent on the defensive side of the ball. Seven of the teams first eight picks in the 2019 NFL Draft were on defense.
The Colts by the end of last season were one of the best teams in the league. The team won nine of their final ten games. Expectations are high for the team, and they should surpass their projected win total of nine and a half wins.
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