What free agents should the Indianapolis Colts target?
Well folks… the Carson Wentz era is officially over in Indianapolis. The whispers around the league for the past month proved to be accurate. Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts traded their starting quarterback to the Washington Commanders.
The deal involves a second-round pick swap in the 2022 NFL Draft. It also includes two third-round picks — one in 2022 and the other in 2023. The 2023 third-rounder is a conditional pick, which means if Carson Wentz plays more than 70% of the snaps next season, the Commanders must send their second-round pick rather than the third.
Phew, that was a lot to follow. Simply put, the Colts are now slated to have picks 42, 73, 82, 120, 158, 177, 216, 236, 237, with an extra pick that could be a second- or third-round pick in 2023.
Indianapolis Colts Free Agents To Target
The Indianapolis Colts are now armed with ~70 million dollars in available cap space, easily the most in the league. Unfortunately for Chris Ballard and crew, this also comes with a number of holes at premium positions. Left tackle, tight end, and quarterback are all without starters currently. Aside from Michael Pittman Jr., they are without quality players at wide receiver. Depth at safety and linebacker are needed to provide injury insurance. Cornerback and edge rusher both have great young duos, but will need some veteran guidance and added production to be a real threat.
Let’s take a look at what players the Colts could target at each position of need.