The offseason is the time for teams to make their roster competitive, fill some needs, and build for the future. And there list of NFL teams who didn’t.
The offseason is a time of hope and anticipation for NFL fans. It’s a chance for teams to make moves that will improve their roster and set them up for success in the upcoming season. For the most part, the NFL did a good job collectively with free agent contracts and the draft. We didn’t see anyone get vastly overpaid though there is always an argument to be made. Let’s not do that.
Instead, let’s focus on how the NFL teams tried to help themselves in one way or another for the upcoming season. We’ve seen the rich get richer like the Philadelphia Eagles they added some key free agents to give them the best chance to repeat. They also became Georgia 2.0 with their draft.
There was also the Miami Dolphins who made a splash trade for Jalen Ramsey to pair with Xavien Howard and a loaded secondary that includes Brandon Jones, Jevon Holland, and Kohou, Kader. They hired one of the greatest defensive minds in Vic Fangio, a coach that loves to play chess and someone who coached Bradley Chubb to a Pro Bowl.
Who can forget what the Ravens did? They resigned Lamar Jackson after adding Odell Beckham, Nelson Agholor, and Zay Flowers. New offensive coordinator Todd Monken will open up the offense and the Ravens will likely repeat as playoff contenders. Speaking of contenders the Bills added depth at tight end and bolstered their offensive line in the draft.
However, for all the teams that made some great moves, there are the have-nots. The teams that didn’t do so well this past offseason.
NFL team no. 6: Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts have been hard at work during the off-season, making crucial changes to their coaching staff, player roster, and planning in response to a disappointing previous season. While they have made impressive moves, concerns persist as they head into the 2023 NFL season with high hopes and a dynamic rookie quarterback in Anthony Richardson.
The Colts made a significant move by hiring Shane Steichen as their head coach. Steichen brings extensive knowledge and experience in coaching different types of quarterbacks, making him an ideal choice to guide their rookie signal-caller. His past successes provide a sense of security and optimism for the team’s future, but he’s still a rookie.
Recognizing the importance of surrounding their franchise quarterback with experienced coaches, the Colts made two crucial hires: Jim Bob Cooter as offensive coordinator and Cam Turner as quarterback coach. These coaches have a track record of developing quarterbacks, and their expertise will be invaluable in supporting the development of the Colts’ rookie quarterback.
Michael Pittman leads the Colts’ wide receiver room. Alec Pierce is still developing, yet the team parted ways with the speedy Parris Campbell due to contract demands. Parri’s speed saw him have an impressive season statistically, now they’ll rely on Isaiah McKenzie (Bills) was brought in and rookie Josh Downs to help. We’ll have to wait and see how it plays out.
Although the Indianapolis Colts have had a fantastic off-season and secured their franchise quarterback, concerns remain regarding the defense, departures of key players, and the need for development. Despite their roster, Richardson has an athletic floor, a Pro Bowl running back, and a weapon in Pitman that could see them find success.