This is a huge year for the Chris Ballard and Frank Reich era. The pair have kept the Indianapolis Colts afloat following the sudden Andrew Luck retirement but with that being farther in the past, they can’t use that as an excuse anymore.
The Colts have only made it to the playoffs once since Luck’s retirement before the 2019 season. Last year’s season-ending loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars left a poor taste in a lot of people’s mouths and a postseason appearance will be the only way to fix it.
The Colts haven’t been to the AFC Championship game since 2014, which was also the last time they won the AFC South. Fans are itching for a deep playoff run this season and they are ready for the organization to finally take advantage of the talent on the roster.
Indianapolis has gained some positive momentum from the offseason and they have an opportunity to carry that into getting into the playoffs this season.
If the Colts wind up making the playoffs, it’s likely going to be because of a combination of these reasons: