A unfortunate season, and a even more disappointing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. On January 9, 2022, The Indianapolis Colts lost 26-11 to the Jacksonville Jaguars, knocking them out of the playoffs, an ending absolutely nobody expected. Now comes the off-season, so many questions arise regarding their disappointing end, and who should we blame for the loss.Embed from Getty Images
Now the first person we must look at is of course Carson Wentz. Carson Wentz had a alright season when you look at his yards, int rate, and touchdowns, but then you look at his QBR, which was 54.4, a well below average QBR. Then you look at his completion rating, 62.4. Carson Wentz is clearly not the QB that the Colts need at the current moment, so they most likely will be looking for a new QB, or will be bringing one up from the bench or practice squad. The Colts could be looking to draft one as well, but that could ruin their “win now” team as once a player is fully developed, you could lose a lot of your good players while developing the player. I think it is self evident that the Colts main issue is their QB, anyone can realize that.Embed from Getty Images
Now we will take a look at their offensive keys. First up, Jonathan Taylor. Easily a top 2 HB, no debate at all. The Colts need to build off of him, and they need to figure out their offensive identity, as that is the reason they missed the playoffs. Now their O-line is incredible, once again no debate. They can easily build off this with their 1st round pick in the 2022 draft, oh wait they traded that to the eagles for Carson Wentz. That brings me to the GM, and all I have to say is what is he thinking. The Colts must consider getting a new GM or make some half decent trades and choices. Now their defense is great, solid, and most of all, extraordinary. They have no need to make to many defensive trades, besides maybe picking up some even better free agents, or possibly tying up some loose ends.Embed from Getty Images
When it all comes down though, the Colts need a bit of restructuring as they are currently not in a good spot as they have just traded away their first round pick to the Eagles. This is a very crucial offseason for them, so they must take action to succeed.