Updated: Aug 5, 2019
Andrew Luck's return in 2018 had the Indianapolis Colts looking like true AFC contenders at the end of the season. With offseason signings like WR Devin Funchess, it's fair to expect Indy to put forth similar success this go around as well.
Jul 25, 2019; Westfield, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess (17) goes through workout drills during training camp at Grand Park Sports Campus. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The Indianapolis Colts have many offensive weapons to utilize in the passing game. Their TE Eric Ebron spent three unimpressive season with the Detroit Lions before joining Indianapolis in 2018. His immediate success included 13 TD's and his 1st appearance in the NFL Pro Bowl. Ebron worked intermediate routes forcing safeties to commit while T.Y Hilton ran over the top. Ebron's red-zone efficiency was also lethal given his height in 1-on-1 match-ups. The stats show that the Colts offense is being meticulously put together and the man behind the brilliance should not go unnoticed.
Jul 25, 2019; Westfield, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) takes a snap from under center Ryan Kelly (78) during training camp at Grand Park Sports Campus. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Please recall that the Colts brought in Head Coach Frank Reich in 2018. His offensive mastermind helped the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII and led the Colts to an 8th ranking in scoring last year. This season, the Colts have brought in WR Devin Funchess from the Panthers to add size on the outside. Funchess caught just 4 TD's last season in a run-heavy Panthers offense. Funchess claims that the Frank Reich system is similar to the Norv Turner offensive scheme he was introduced to in Carolina. Perhaps Funchess can play as a possession WR for Luck on the outside. His size will also aid in run blocking for HB screen's and make him a quick option on WR screen plays. I am bold enough to predict that the Colts will win the AFC South if injuries don't plague their roster. The Colts will also look to develop rookie WR Parris Campbell and amalgamate him into the offense as well. The Colts will start pre-season on August 8th when they'll take on the Buffalo Bills. Fans will then get to see the skills of Campbell at the professional level and a glance at some developing players that will help Indy move forward.