After falling one win short of making the postseason last season, the Indianapolis Colts are ready to bounce back in 2022. They made some moves that should help push them closer to becoming contenders this upcoming season.
Their biggest acquisition was trading for Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons. He will replace Carson Wentz, who was the starter in Indianapolis for one season before he was traded to the Washington Commanders.
The Colts also made some major additions to their defense. They acquired Yannick Ngakoue from the Las Vegas Raiders, who signed Chandler Jones, in exchange for Rock Ya-Sin. Indianapolis left themselves a little thin in the secondary with that deal, but they have done an excellent job filling in the holes since.
Rodney McLeod was signed to start at one safety spot across from third-round rookie Nick Cross. At cornerback the Colts hit it big, landing Stephon Gilmore in free agency to start opposite Kenny Moore II.
They now have top-end talent at every level of their defense, but it wouldn’t hurt to add some depth to the mix. One player that could be a possible fit for them is Kevin King.
King spent the first five seasons of his career with the Green Bay Packers, who selected him 33rd overall in 2017. The Washington product possesses the size and length that coaches drool over and he has shown flashes of being an upper echelon player.
In 2019, things were looking up as he had a career-high 66 tackles to go along with five interceptions and 15 pass breakups. Alas, injuries and ineffectiveness have plagued him since as he hasn’t reached most of those numbers combined in the following two seasons.
The lasting image some people have of him is getting burned in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field by Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as he was picked on relentlessly. However, in Indianapolis, he wouldn’t be stretched out as a starter, instead being a high-level rotational corner if a team can focus on accentuating his strengths.