Indianapolis Colts: 3 X-Factors to Succeeding in 2018

It’s been quite the 12 months for the Indianapolis Colts. And it’s also been quite the ride for their quarterback, Andrew Luck, who is just now seeing an NFL field again for the first time since injuring his shoulder back in 2016. Overall, things seem to be looking up for the Colts as they now have a competent general manager who looks like he knows what he’s doing.

That wasn’t the story with the last guy calling the shots, Ryan Grigson. His shortcomings, with drafting especially, force new general manager Chris Ballard to clean it all up. It’s not something that’s going to happen overnight. It was going to get worse before it was going to get better.

But the worst part of it all may be behind them, as the Colts will hopefully have their franchise QB back under center and at 100 percent for the long run.

On top of that, former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich helms a revamped offense that should see notable improvement this season.

Reich’s offense was ranked seventh in total yards per game in 2017. And his Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl under their backup quarterback, Nick Foles. The Colts hope Reich is their answer at head coach for the future, and here are three factors that will come into play if he hopes to lead Indianapolis back to playoffs in 2018.

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