If you've been following the Indianapolis Colts for long, you'll likely remember the trio known as the triplets - quarterback Peyton Manning, running back Edgerrin James, and wide receiver Marvin Harrison. They made up the most dangerous offense in the NFL and one that helped to revolutionize the game, providing not just some of the best in the league at the time at their respective positions but also some of the best of all time. Two of the three will no doubt end up in Canton one day, and the other likely will wind up in the Hall of Fame at some point as well. There was no better quarterback/running back/wide receiver duo in the league than the one that put up monster numbers in Indianapolis.
But what about today? What are the best groups of triplets in the NFL currently? NFL.com's Dave Dameshek recently set out to rank all 32 teams by their triplets, and number one should pretty clear, as the Steelers' trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown deservedly takes the top spot. Number two is the Packers, number three is the Seahawks, and then the Indianapolis Colts check in at number four with their trio of Andrew Luck, Frank Gore, and T.Y. Hilton. Here's what Dameshek wrote about the Colts' triplets:
It's crazy to think Gore is pro football's most durable success story when knee injuries kept the prodigy off the field more often than not during his days at the U. Even at the decrepit age of 32, 1,100 yards and a half-dozen TDs seem like a sure bet for his first run in Indy, as he provides the theoretical balance the pass-first (and -second and -third) Colts offense has sought. Don't worry, though, fantasy fans: Luck will continue to fulfill your dreams ... and Hilton's, too.
Without a doubt, Andrew Luck is one of the game's top quarterbacks and factors in to this ranking very heavily. But for as average of a roster as the Colts have put around Luck in his first three years, he has some very talented offensive players surrounding him. T.Y. Hilton is the most notable, as he is Luck's favorite target and has been a very dynamic playmaker. Those two make up one of the better quarterback/wide receiver duos in the league, but the addition of Frank Gore this offseason has moved them into one of the best groups of triplets in the league as well. Gore is a borderline Hall of Fame running back who, though his best days are behind him, still has a lot of talent and should give the Colts good play out of the backfield.
There's a lot of excitement surrounding the Colts' offense in 2015 and a large part of that is their group of triplets: Andrew Luck, Frank Gore, and T.Y. Hilton. And according to NFL.com's Dave Dameshek, it's the fourth-best set of triplets in the entire NFL.