The Indianapolis Colts do not have a ton of money to offer Donald Brown, but the team is going to make a reasonable offer to try and keep him around for next season (Indianapolis Star). It will be tough to keep him around though. The Colts already spent a 1st round draft pick in order to acquire Trent Richardson from the Cleveland Browns and Richardson should be the top back based off of that price tag that they spent, but his production shows that he should be sitting on the bench. They also will have Vick Ballard returning from injury and he is expected to get a lot of playing time at running back.
Brown was the team’s leading back this season. Brown took over the starting role in the middle of the year and produced. At the end of the year, he rushed the ball 102 times for 537 yards and 6 touchdowns. That is a 5.26 yard average. What did Trent Richardson average? A fumble per game?
Brown’s services will likely be in demand from a few teams this offseason. After that type of production, someone will want to pay for that type of production. Will the Colts offer be “reasonable
enough in order to keep him around? Likely not.