The Indianapolis Colts will have new look on the offense in 2020.
With a new quarterback in Phillip Rivers, it will certainly change the nature of the team (hopefully).
Even though Rivers is 38-years old, he is still one of the better gunslinging quarterbacks in the league.
Take a look at a few bold predictions for Rivers and the rest of the Colts’ offense.
#1: Jack Doyle Will Have Over 800 Yards Receiving
For starters, former tight end Eric Ebron is gone and Doyle signed a four-year extension with the team.
At 29-years old, it’s time Doyle had a breakout year.
In 2017, Doyle had the best receiving year of his career with 690 yards on 80 receptions.
With Rivers in the house, Doyle could see similar results.
When Rivers was with the Chargers, he loved throwing to tight end, Hunter Henry.
He loved it so much that the Colts even thought about going after Henry before he was tendered by the Chargers.
— ProFootball411 (@ProFootball411) March 9, 2020
In Henry’s rookie season, he finished with eight touchdowns and 478 yards receiving.
In 2017, Henry followed that with 579 yards and four touchdowns.
Henry missed all of 2018 with an injury, but was on pace to surpass his career-high in 2019 before losing the final four games of the season.
In 2019, Henry finished the season with 55 receptions for 652 yards and five touchdowns.
Look for Doyle to have one of his best seasons he has ever had with Rivers throwing the ball.
#2: Phillip Rivers Throws For Over 5,000 Yards
You don’t think this is bold?
Rivers has never, and we repeat, never thrown for over 5,000 yards passing in a season.
Rivers’ best season came in 2015 where he threw for 4,792 yards.
It’s not a crazy prediction either as Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 5,129 yards at the age of 36.
Rivers may be 38-years old, but his offensive line is ten times better than what Big Ben ever had.
The Colts resigned OT Anthony Castonzo and OL Le’Raven Clark to maintain one of the best offensive line’s in the entire NFL. The Colts were one of the main suitors for QB Phillip Rivers and signed him to a one-year deal.
— Ryan Blank (@rmblank4) March 22, 2020
According to Pro Football Focus, the Chargers had the 29th ranked offensive line last season.
Meanwhile, the Colts had the No. 3 ranked line.
Despite the protection, Rivers still tossed 4,615 passing yards and 23 touchdowns.
Hopefully, with real protection, his 20 interceptions will go down, but watch his passing yards increase.
#3: Marlon Mack Ranks Top 5 In Rushing Yards
Mack has to prove his worth as this is the final year of his contract.
Earlier in the offseason, a back and forth with owner Jim Irsay created a black eye to if Mack is going to be resigned.
Mack rushed for 1,091 yards last season.
In 2019, Chris Carson ranked No. 5 with 1,230 rushing yards, which is a very realistic target for Mack.
The Colts do not neet Mack to be a receiving back, so he can focus more on the downhill running.
With an offensive line that the Colts have, Mack can absolutely control his own destiny.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 17, 2019