The Indianapolis Colts 2021 season was a roller coaster ride. They began the year dropping the first three games. Rarely ever do teams make the playoffs are starting 0-3. Yet, with only a couple games remaining in the season, they found themselves sitting position to do just that. They were 9-6, after having won nine of their previous 12 games.

Then they lost to the Las Vegas Raiders and inexplicably to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the final week of the season. That allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to overtake them for the final wild card berth.

On paper, the Colts roster is one of the most complete in the game. They have a solid defense, especially up front. On offense, their O-Line is easily one of the best in the NFL. That helped propel Jonathan Taylor to post an unreal statistical season.

But there is a part of the offense that has a glaring hole.

Colts Biggest Need They Must Address During 2022 Offseason


The Indianapolis Colts have a number of key players that are going to be unrestricted free agents. Long time wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is among them. As is wideout Zach Pascal. Hilton has spent all 10 years of his pro career with Indianapolis. But it is very unlikely that Hilton returns to the team for an 11th season.

Injuries and lack of production have soured the team on him. Meanwhile, Pascal’s production dropped off considerably as the season waned. That’s despite the team’s lack of depth at the position.

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Michael Pittman Jr. proved last season that he is a reliable, solid wide receiver in the NFL. He finished the year posting 88 catches for 1,082 yards and six receiving touchdowns. He has really good hands and has the trust of Carson Wentz. But he does not have much top-end speed.

The Colts offense desperately needs a wide receiver that can stretch the field.

Jonathan Taylor is easily one of the best tailbacks in football. But he will not last very long if the Colts have to him as many touches as they did in 2021.

Wentz’s play was obviously very inconsistent, but he took major strides in ball security. If he has a reliable weapon that can take the top off of defenses, it opens things up for both Taylor and Pittman Jr. underneath.

On a related note, the other position the team desperately needs is a cornerback. Their front seven is stout and mostly did a very good job last season. But they allowed too many big plays in the passing game.

If the Colts can shore up these two areas this offseason, they will have a roster that can compete for a Super Bowl.