3. Indianapolis Colts
Melvin Ingram copies Philip Rivers and leaves the LA Chargers for Indy
The biggest thing the Indianapolis Colts need to figure out this offseason is the quarterback position. Philip Rivers has retired and with such a good supporting cast, the Colts are one great quarterback away from legitimately contending in the AFC.
That will be the primary focus for Indy, but it does not mean that they won’t add anywhere else. While Ingram won’t cost much to begin with, the Colts have a lot of cap space heading into 2021 and absolutely should be willing to pay slightly more for Ingram on a 1-2 year deal.
According to Over The Cap, the Colts currently have $69 million in cap space, which is the second-most in the entire league. That number will go down if they get someone such as Carson Wentz, but they will still have more than enough for Ingram.
The Colts had a solid defense last season and simply would be adding to the depth at defensive end in order to maintain that status. Right now, the Colts have two veterans in Justin Houston and Denico Autry as the starting ends.
The ceiling is certainly higher for Ingram and simply having that depth at the position would be extremely beneficial to the team. They probably should look to add to the position via the 2021 NFL Draft as well, but that likely won’t come until the later rounds.
Both Houston and Autry were fine last season but bringing in another veteran simply allows the team to keep all three guys fresh. This would maximize the output of all three and put them all in positions to succeed.
If the Colts did not have that much cap space then it would be unlikely. But with a plethora of cap space, why not take a risk on a relatively cheap signing in Melvin Ingram?