Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has certainly been known to ruffle some feathers with the things he says and does, but sometimes you can’t help but wonder what’s going through someone’s head. There are plenty of instances in which the owner of an NFL team might be better off not soliciting the opinions of the Twitter masses, and there are certainly plenty of instances in which it would be better not to Tweet out your thoughts and just keep them to yourself.
We got ourselves an example of that on Friday when Irsay took to Twitter to make an absolutely asinine suggestion to the masses regarding Will Levis, a top quarterback prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft who surprisingly fell out of the first round.
When I saw this Tweet come across my “desk”, I initially had to do a double take at the date and time at which it was posted. Irsay actually posted this on Twitter the day after his team selected Anthony Richardson with the 4th overall pick on Thursday night. Let me just reiterate — this is one of the most ill-advised, senseless, asinine things that Irsay could post on his personal Twitter page.
I don’t know if he thinks he’s being clever, I don’t know if he’s trying to drum up some trade value for the pick because the Colts aren’t getting enough calls and he wants them to trade down…Whatever his motivation here, it’s not good. This is a bad look for the Colts who just spent a top-five pick on a QB. This is a low blow towards Will Levis, who spent all night last night sitting in the green room at the NFL Draft before ultimately not being selected.
Now we’re supposed to entertain the idea that the Colts would actually take quarterbacks with back-to-back selections in this draft?
Maybe Jim Irsay is trolling on a group of fans who really wanted Will Levis. Maybe this is not to be taken very seriously at all, but the owner of an NFL team putting this out there after his team just drafted its QB of the future is very weird energy at best, and could cause unnecessary friction at worst.
The Colts have two selections on day two of the 2023 NFL Draft — 35 and 79 overall — and my guess is that Irsay is trying to drum up interest in that 35th overall pick while also thinking he’s being funny or clever.
This one simply did not land, and it’s a bad look for the Colts.