The Indianapolis Colts have done a great job thus far this offseason filling some of the needs on their roster. They addressed the biggest one earlier on, as they acquired quarterback Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons after trading Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders.
Ryan will be the fifth starting quarterback for the Colts in five years, as they have gone from Andrew Luck to Jacoby Brissett, to Phillip Rivers and Wentz before landing on the veteran Ryan.
There is still a little bit of work to do when it comes to the offensive side of the ball. The Colts selected an offensive tackle in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but they could likely still use a veteran to hold down Ryan’s blindside.
Ryan could also use some more targets to get the ball to at the wide receiver position. Michael Pittman Jr. was excellent in 2021 and emerged as a No. 1 receiver. But, they could still use some help behind him on the depth chart.
Their first pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, which came in the second round, was used on Cincinnati wide receiver Alec Pierce. Pierce is a solid addition to the lineup as he can use his size and strength to win on contested catches and in the red zone. His addition, however, should not deter them from adding another veteran to the mix.
There has been a lot of speculation about the Colts going after Julio Jones, who spent 10 years catching passes from Ryan. Another veteran that could fit in Indianapolis is Will Fuller V.
Fuller is someone that the Colts know well as they played against him a lot when he was a member of the Houston Texans. Injuries are a real red flag for him, but when he is healthy enough to play, he is a difference-maker down the field.
Fuller is one of the best deep route runners in the NFL with an elite route tree and devastating speed that is tough for defenses to keep up with. That downfield threat is a perfect complement to the more precise possession receiving of Pittman and the physical presence of Pierce.
A one-year flier should work for both the Colts and Fuller. After a disastrous 2021, Fuller is likely looking to land a prove-it deal so that he can get back into free agency in 2023 with hopes of landing a multi-year deal.