The Indianapolis Colts addressed their biggest need of the offseason, acquiring Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons after parting ways with Carson Wentz, who lasted only one season as the team’s starter. Next on the docket is finding some weapons for Ryan to get the ball to.
Michael Pittman Jr. emerged as an excellent option last season as Wentz’s favorite target to throw the ball to. Pittman caught 88 passes for 1,082 yards and six touchdowns in a big breakout season. But, the team needs to find some pieces to put around him at the position.
Currently behind Pittman on the depth chart are Parris Campbell, who the team likes but they have been unable to count on him because of injuries, and Ashton Dulin, who has 18 receptions in three seasons in the NFL.
Whether it is via the 2022 NFL Draft or free agents that shake loose throughout the offseason, the Colts need to make some changes at the wide receiver spot. Going the trade route is another alternative option. What are the odds they can swing a deal for someone such as D.K. Metcalf?
There have been some rumors floating around that Metcalf could be made available by the Seattle Seahawks after they traded franchise quarterback, Russell Wilson, to the Denver Broncos. If they got into a rebuild, Metcalf could be had in a trade.
What are the Colts’ odds of landing him? Not very high, according to Bookies.com. They have six teams listed with odds as to where Metcalf will be playing come Week 1 and the Colts have the longest odds of the bunch at +950. The only longer odds belong to The Field at +5000.
According to their odds, the Seattle Seahawks are the odds on favorites to have Metcalf on their roster come Week 1, listed at -125. The Colts would be an excellent landing spot for the burgeoning star, but the long odds do make sense.
Indianapolis doesn’t have a first-round pick in this year’s draft to offer, while three of the four teams ahead of them have multiple first-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. Unless they dip into future draft capital, the Colts won’t be able to compete with some of the other offers that the Seahawks would be presented with.