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Colts Offseason Primer

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard sat down to recap the 2019 season and discussed what the organization will look to do in the offseason to make improvements.

The Colts are coming off a rather disappointing season in which they finished with a losing 7-9 record and also missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. The Colts are now entering a very pivotal offseason and will be without Andrew Luck on the roster for the first time since 2012. The Colts under GM Chris Ballard and HC Frank Reich will have to address the quarterback position and the other big question marks on the roster during the offseason.

The Colts have a lot of needs on their roster from starting quarterback all the way to kicker. There is plenty to delve into and we plan on doing just that. From looking at the Colts overall team needs, profiling each Colts free agent to be and discussing whether or not they should be resigned, looking at potential free agent additions from outside the team and also looking into potential draft fits. The Colts now head into arguably the most important part of the offseason, in terms of roster turnover, which kicks off with the Reeses Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

Colts’ Free Agents

The Colts have twelve unrestricted free agents heading into the 2020 season:

Anthony Castonzo, offensive tackle

Eric Ebron, tight end

Jabaal Sheard, defensive end

Devin Funchess, wide receiver

Clayton Geathers, safety

Joe Haeg, offensive lineman

Le’Raven Clark, offensive tackle

Josh Andrews, offensive lineman

Dontrelle Inman, wide receiver

Chester Rogers, wide receiver

Adam Vinatieri, kicker

Jonathan Williams, running back

The Colts have three restricted free agents heading into the 2020 season:

Briean Boddy-Calhoun, defensive back

Trevon Coley, defensive tackle

Marcus Johnson, wide receiver

The Colts have two exclusive rights free agents heading into the 2020 season:

Daurice Fountain, wide receiver

Rolan Milligan, safety

Colts’ Cap Space

According to Over The Cap the Colts will have $92,942,293 in cap space (based on a $243,175,636 projected salary cap, which is subject to change depending on the actual salary cap number). With that amount of cap space, the Colts will have more than enough for General Manager Chris Ballard and Co. to work with.

Colts Top 5 Team Needs


Wide Receiver

Defensive Tackle

Offensive Tackle

Tight End

Colts’ Draft Picks

Barring any moves, the Colts will have nine draft selections one in each of the seven rounds, and a extra second and sixth round pick, in the upcoming draft.

Round 1 Pick 13th overall

Round 2 Pick 34th overall

Round 2 Pick 45th overall

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7

Important Dates

Looking forward to the upcoming important dates for the Colts this offseason. The next big date on the offseason calendar is the 2020 Reeses Senior Bowl which kicks off with the first practices on Tuesday 21st January and ends with the game on Saturday 25th January. Also here are some other important key dates to keep an eye out for during the offseason:

January 26th, NFL Pro Bowl - Colts players (Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson and Ryan Kelly at the moment) and other teams players who were selected by fans will play in the 2020 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

February 24th, NFL Scouting Combine - Colts and rest of the league will descend in Indianapolis to see what the 2020 draft prospects have to offer in testing and interviews.

March 16th, NFL ““Legal Tampering” Period - Colts and rest of the league are allowed to enter in contract negotiations with unrestricted free agents from other teams.

March 18th, NFL Free Agency - Free agency period officially opens and teams can now sign unrestricted free agents from opposing teams.

April 25th, NFL Draft - Colts and the rest of the league will ascend on Las Vegas, Nevada and will get to select draft prospects to join there team starting in round 1 on opening night April 25th and ending with round 7 on closing night April 27th.