The Indianapolis Colts backfield still needs some improvement, that much is quite obvious. For the talent that we believe the youngsters on the roster can potentially live up to, unknowns and a lack of experience best describe the current situation at the team’s running back position.
It appears, per Pro Football Talk, that the Colts have been conducting some visits in attempt to improve what they currently have on the roster. Four-year veteran Fitzgerald Toussaint has reportedly been one of those visits.
Robert Turbin is out for four weeks serving his suspension, Marlon Mack is questionable at best for Week 1 and this leaves the backfield very thin for the time being.
Fitzgerald Toussaint visited Colts Sunday https://t.co/U3tL5RpVpc— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 3, 2018
It’d be awful difficult for anyone to suggest that Christine Michael can be trusted to carry the load, Nyheim Hines is a scary thought at the moment given his preseason ball control struggles and we don’t really know much about how Jordan Wilkins will perform under the big lights against first-team defenses.
The Colts have a few positions that could use an upgrade, but I don’t know if Toussaint does much in the way of improving what the Colts currently have to showcase in Week 1. Toussaint doesn’t have an NFL touchdown to his name, and he has a total of 44 carries (3.1 yards per carry) and 8 receptions under his belt.
The Colts need talent, but quality experience is what they should be aiming for pending a solid rookie or second-year back with loads of potential is somehow available.
This appears to simply be Chris Ballard doing his due diligence as Week 1 is officially under way. There were few running backs available on waivers he could have targeted, but that didn’t happen. I’d guess what the Colts currently have on the roster is what they’ll use against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday.