‘You’ll never throw money around’ Ian Rapoport explains why the Indianapolis Colts were so shy at free hand » FirstSportz

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The Colts

the Indianapolis Colts have a decent amount of work to do this off-season. While they definitely should have been a playoff team in 2021, a late-season collapse saw them miss the playoffs, further highlighting how bad the year was.

Around this time last year, the Indianapolis Colts decided to trade a third-rounder and a conditional first-rounder to the Eagles for Carson Wentz. The stipulation for this pick was that the Eagles would get it if Wentz played 75% of the snaps with the Colts. He met those criteria in December.

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Indianapolis Colts

Recently, the Colts decided to pull Wentz after he was the starter for just a year. You must now try to find a quarterback and some offensive weapons to build a team that can make it back to the playoffs. This will be a much more difficult task without their first round picks for this year.

Given that, it would make sense for the Indianapolis Colts to go big in the free hand, but they have yet to do so. Ian Rapoport gives one possible explanation as to why this hasn’t happened yet.

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Ian Rapoport explains why the Indianapolis Colts didn’t attack free agency

Indianapolis Colts players celebrate a TD
Colts players celebrate a TD

Appears on “The Pat McAfee Show” Ian Rapoport was asked about the Indianapolis Colts’ lackluster spending, to which he replied “Chris Ballard (Indianapolis Colts GM) was looking for a pass rusher. I think he was interested in Randy Gregory. But they will never throw that much money around. He’s got money and he’s got space, but he just never will be.”

Report further added “I think he likes drafting and signing his own guys. At the end of it all, it would have been best for them to keep that first-round winner, but Carson wanted to play, so what can you do?

The lack of a first-rounder is now looming over the Colts and they’ll really wish they had it. Still, they have enough room to make some important signings. Of course, as Rapoport mentioned, it’s not really in their nature, but they may need to change their ways this offseason if they want to be competitive in 2022.

Also read: “You’ll be waiting every year for him to make a decision,” Ryan Clark explains that Aaron Rodgers’ new contract doesn’t mean he’s stuck in Green Bay

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