Least Likely? JC Jackson
Simply put, Chris Ballard will not pay what Jackson is demanding. As great of a fit as he would be in the blue and white, there’s little evidence to support that he will land with the Colts. The market will drive up the price, and with how important defending the pass is, top dollar won’t be in Ballard’s range.
Maybe? Stephon Gilmore
Stephon Gilmore is still among the best in the game at his position. He is likely to ask for a lucrative, short-term deal and that is something the Indianapolis Colts would be able to provide. Signing Gilmore gives the same upside as Jackson, but with less of a commitment going forward. If Ballard wants to make a splash, Gilmore is the guy.
Most Likely? Casey Hayward Jr.
You might be tired of seeing all these old guys, but they all fit the team like a glove. Hayward has spent most of the second half of his career playing for Gus Bradley. He can take the spot vacated by Xavier Rhodes and help the young guys continue to improve. Hayward is not only the most affordable option, he’s the best fit.