Indianapolis Colts: 3 Biggest X-factors for 2019 season

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The Indianapolis Colts have fringe contributors that will matter to them this year, but the players that will matter the most are these guys.

The Indianapolis Colts are heading into 2019 looking to build on their success from the 2018 season, and they’ll need contributions from everywhere to progress. Their coaching staff gets their players to play above expectations, but they’ll still need their star players to play at those star levels.

They’ll have fringe players on the roster that will give them contributions, but we’re focusing on the key players today.

If these guys struggle, they could drag the performance of the team down with them. On the contrary, however, if they excel, they could raise the team to a new level of competitiveness in the league’s power hierarchy. These guys could be offensive playmakers, defensive pass rushers or somewhere in between. The bottom line, though, is that their performance can make or break this team.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard has gone about building this roster to be better and deeper over the past few years, and they’re getting closer and closer to title contention. He’s built it around a few core pillars and these are those guys.

They have been bad. They have been good — and, when they’re good, they make the team great. Let’s get started to see who fans need to watch as the X-factors in Indianapolis for the 2019 NFL season.