2. The Indianapolis Colts trading for QB Matt Ryan.
It took the Indianapolis Colts just one season to realize Carson Wentz wasn’t the answer at quarterback, so they had no trouble trading him to the Washington Commanders. In search of a fix at the position, Indy acquired Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons.
While Ryan is an immediate upgrade over Wentz, it’s uncertain how much better the Colts currently are. After all, the Boston College product is entering the twilight of his NFL career and while still efficient, he’s no longer the top signal-caller he was in his prime. He might need a superb outstanding supporting cast to thrive, which is something Indy doesn’t currently have.
At this moment, the Colts lack a left tackle and enough targets on offense. Zach Pascal signed with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason, and T.Y. Hilton hasn’t found a team after becoming a free agent. Currently, their only true weapons are wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. and tight end Mo Alie-Cox. It’s important to note that Indianapolis still has All-Pro running back Jonathan Taylor but they can’t just feed him the ball 40 times per game. Well, they technically can but that’s not a sustainable formula to win football games.
The fact that the Colts lack a first-round pick this year due to Wentz trade last offseason won’t help matters. And even if Ryan has a solid 2022 season, he’s not the long-term answer. Instead, he’s a short-term fix at a position Indianapolis has failed to successfully address since Andrew Luck retired.