The Indianapolis Colts had a playoff roster in 2021, but fell short of reaching the postseason. Despite being all but a lock with only a couple weeks left, Indianapolis fell on their face the final two weeks and missed out. That prompted the organization to make a big change this offseason, as they traded quarterback Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders. The Colts then went out and landed former NFL MVP Matt Ryan. However, the quarterback position was not the only issue with the team last year.
The Colts’ defense overall was pretty good. But their secondary at times was exposed in 2021. It appears, they recognized that and are trying to rectify that as well. According to NFL Network Ian Rapoport, the Colts are finalizing a deal to sign former Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod.
Source: The #Colts are finalizing a deal for veteran former #Eagles safety Rodney McLeod.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2022
Similarly to the Colts, the Eagles did not have a ton of success last season, but you can easily make the argument that their secondary was the best unit on the team. They finished the year allowing only 222 passing yards per game and McLeod was a big part of that. He started 13 games for the Eagles in 2021. He finished with two interceptions and four passes defenses. But McLeod is also a pretty good tackler in space, as he corralled 200 tackles over the last three years in Philadelphia.
The Colts will more than likely be in a battle with the Tennessee Titans in the AFC South next season. The AFC as a whole is a who’s who of football, as the vast majority of strong football teams are all in the same conference.