The Indianapolis Colts might not be viewed as a top-tier contender, but after the offseason they've had, they could be a real force to be reckoned with this year. They're real playoff contenders.
The addition of Philip Rivers grabs most of the headlines, but let's break down the Colts' three best moves from a busy 2020 offseason.
3. Re-Signing Anthony Castonzo
There were some rumblings that Anthony Castonzo could retire this offseason, but he re-joined a two-year $33 million deal. He's coming off a career season, grading out as the eighth-best tackle in the league, per Pro Football Focus. He's a franchise cornerstone and re-signed on a team-friendly deal, making this a great deal for Indianapolis.
2. Trading for DeForest Buckner
The Colts paid a hefty price, shipping out the No. 13 overall pick for DeForest Buckner, but he should be worth every penny. He's one of the most disruptive interior rushers in the NFL, racking up a combined 19.5 sacks over the past two seasons. Still just 26 years old, Buckner is going to be a force for years to come.
1. Signing Philip Rivers
It's the most obvious move on the list, but it's also Indianapolis' best transaction of the offseason. This is a Super Bowl ready roster, and Rivers should have enough left in the tank to elevate this offense. He's averaged 7.9 adjusted yards per pass attempt (AY/A) over the last three seasons, which is a significant improvement on the 6.8 AY/A Jacoby Brissett posted in 2019. Rivers might not be at the top of his game anymore, but he should still be a huge upgrade for the Colts.
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