The Indianapolis Colts are going to be very busy this off-season. They have their work cut out for them as they are not only looking for a new head coach but will be reshaping their roster on offense as well.
The Colts went into the 2022 season as a dark-horse Super Bowl team. They had a strong roster and after acquiring quarterback Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons, many thought they had made an upgrade at the quarterback position by moving on from Carson Wentz. That proved to be incorrect.
Ryan was a disaster from the start as he was benched twice during the season. He was a turnover machine and his immobility wrecked the offense as the offensive line’s production tanked.
Finding a long-term answer at the quarterback position should be No. 1 on the team’s to-do list this offseason, but other holes need filling as well. Wide receiver is a position that could use a little help, especially with Parris Campbell set to hit free agency.
One name to keep an eye on for the Colts in free agency is Jakobi Meyers of the New England Patriots. With some remodeling of their own offense likely to commence this offseason, Meyers is someone that could be poached away during free agency with a strong offer.
Meyers went undrafted out of North Carolina State but has spent the last four years with the Patriots, becoming an integral part of their passing attack. In 2022 he caught 67 passes for 804 yards and a career-high six touchdowns, proving to be a reliable receiver for whoever was under center for New England this past season.
When taking into account that Meyers played in only 14 games and how messy the Patriots’ passing offense was, his numbers are quite strong. He would likely see his production rise not being asked to be the No. 1 option in the offense and being able to play off of other receivers.
That is the kind of opportunity that the Colts could provide him. Michael Pittman Jr. is locked in as their No. 1 receiver and Alec Pierce showed some flashes during his rookie season. Meyers would be a good fit for this group as they would have all levels of the field covered by a player that excels in each spot.
If the Colts are going to have a rookie under center in 2023, they need to surround him with as many weapons as possible. Bringing Meyers to Indianapolis would be a good move to round out the wide receiver depth for a talented, young group of skill position players.