The Colts Need to Sign Marqise Lee to Build Around Philip Rivers

Max Staley
Marqise Lee was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars this afternoon.
Marqise Lee was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars this afternoon. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

In a relatively shocking move, the Jacksonville Jaguars released Marqise Lee just a few days ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft. While that could signal that the Jags are in the market for a new receiver, Lee is still capable of helping a team.

And there's one WR-needy team in particular that could really use the USC product's services – the Indianapolis Colts.

Last season, none of the Colts' wideouts reached even 610 receiving yards. Of course, a lot of that can be attributed to T.Y. Hilton's absence (six missed games in 2019) and some lackluster play from Jacoby Brissett.

Still, Indianapolis undoubtedly needs to upgrade its pass-catching group and Lee is going to be the best option available on the open market. While he's struggled with injuries, Lee did have a 63-reception, 851-yard campaign in 2016. He can clearly produce when he's right.

They don't have a first-round pick, so the Colts could add Lee to help shore up their receiving group without having to sacrifice any more draft capital. Not likely to command too big of a contract, Lee could be a great low-cost gamble for Philip Rivers and the Colts.

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