After a busy offseason, the Indianapolis Colts are one of the more intriguing teams coming out of the AFC South.
As it currently stands, they are slight favorites to win the division over the Tennessee Titans. It would be the first time since 2014 that the Colts stand atop the division, and if they’re going to accomplish that goal, the X-factors will have to play a major role.
The term “X-factor” gets thrown around a lot in sports. We’re going to define it as Google does. “A variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome.”
The variables in this situation are players on the Colts roster. Recent history tells us how the majority of the players are likely to perform. However, some of them can be the reason the team exceeds expectations if they themselves exceed expectations. If they don’t, it could be another reason why the Colts don’t make that tier jump.
As the Colts aim to end the drought of division titles, these are the X-factors for the upcoming season: