After Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck provided continuity for the Colts for more than a decade and a half at the quarterback position, Indianapolis has had trouble finding his new quarterback and For the sixth consecutive year there will be changes in the offense.
With the arrival of Matt Ryan at Lucas Oil Stadiumthe Colts will have their sixth starting quarterback in as many years. It all started in 2017 with Scott Tolzien, succeeded by Luck, Jacoby Brissett, Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz and the former Falcons QB.
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In 2017, due to a shoulder injury on Luck’s part, Tolzien named the Colts’ starter but after throwing a pair of pick-sixes in his debut he was replaced by Jacoby Brissett. That season, Indianapolis finished with a 4-12 record.
A year later Andrew Luck returned to Indiana and with a 10-6 record he led the club to the playoffs, where they fell to the Chiefs in the divisional round.
Prior to the 2019 kickoff, Luck opted to retire and Frank Reich had to turn to Brissett again. That season, the Colts finished 7-9 and missed the postseason once again.
In 2020, with the arrival of Justin Herbert to the Chargers, Philip Rivers joined the Colts and against all odds, Indianapolis added 11 wins to five losses to return to the postseason (they lost to the Bills in the wild card round).
Finally, after giving up significant draft capital that left them without the first pick in the 2022 draft, Carson Wentz promised consecutive seasons with a ticket to the playoffs, but losses against the Raiders and Jaguars in weeks 17 and 18 marginalized them from the final phase of the championship.