The Indianapolis Colts turned around their 2018 season after a forgettable start and reached the playoffs. This team figures to be busy the next few months.
Armed with a new head coach as well as a quarterback looking to rebound after missing all of the 2017 season due to shoulder surgery, the Indianapolis Colts certainly didn’t look like a playoff team six games into the 2018 season. But as time wore on, the club as a whole began to gel.
Led by first-time NFL sideline leader Frank Reich and aided by a performance by resilient Andrew Luck that would eventually earn him NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors, the colts won nine of their final 10 regular season contest and returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2014.
Reich’s club would remain hot in the postseason as they handled the AFC South champion Houston Texans on the road in the wild card round. But one week after posting a 21-7 victory, the club got pushed around a bit in the divisional round at Arrowhead Stadium, a 31-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Now the Colts are in the midst of an offseason which sees them with a few needs and a lot of money to spend. As of this writing (via Spotrac), no team in the league has more available cap room at the time. Add in the fact that general manager Chris Ballard has three picks in the first two rounds of April’s draft — including a pair in the second round — and this could be a fascinating stretch for the franchise.
But that’s in late April. What about free agency? And could the Colts make a huge splash come the mid-March? Here’s five things the team could do in the coming months.