2. Indianapolis Colts
A year ago, Colts’ general manager Chris Ballard gave a third-round pick in April and would be a first-round selection in 2022 to the Eagles for quarterback Carson Wentz. He would start every game and throw 27 TD passes while committing a dozen turnovers. But it’s worth noting that nine of those dozen miscues came in the club’s eight losses. And the team missed the playoffs with a 9-8 mark.
While that turnover number was better than it had been in recent years with this former employer in Philadelphia, his performance in the final two games – losses to the Raiders and Jaguars – left a lot to be desired. Hence, there have been grumblings since the end of the season when it comes to Wentz’s future. Stay tuned.
There are some other question marks. The Colts have four offensive linemen, including starting left tackle Eric Fisher and right guard Mark Glowinski, who can test free agency.
Gus Bradley is the team’s new defensive coordinator with Matt Eberflus now the Chicago Bears’ new head coach. And despite the presence of linebacker Darius Leonard, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, and cornerback Kenny Moore II, Indianapolis’ defense could use a bigger threat in terms of an edge-rusher.