The good news is that the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Denver Broncos in their Week 5 Thursday Night Football game.
However, they did not do fairly well, with a 12-9 final score.
It’s hard for the offense to be proud of a win wherein they did not score a touchdown.
While quarterback Matt Ryan had 26 completions for 251 yards, he also threw two interceptions.
Through five games, the Boston College alumnus has a decent 65.6 completion percentage.
However, it’s troubling that he has more interceptions (seven) than touchdowns (five) through Week 5.
Yes, Ryan is a former league MVP, but his best years are behind him.
He can still play the game, but not at a level wherein he can make a profound difference.
If he were the quarterback Indianapolis is looking for, they would have a better record than 2-2-1, given their suffocating defense and talented offense.
Likewise, the Colts’ strategy at quarterback over the past few seasons doesn’t make sense.
It’s like they still have no idea what to do after Andrew Luck retired early.
It's time for the Colts to draft a quarterback.
Enough with these washed players. There's a reason Rivers, Wentz and Ryan were available at the most important position in sports.
Draft and build.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 7, 2022
ESPN NFL Draft analyst and insider Matt Miller tweeted, “It’s time for the Colts to draft a quarterback. Enough with these washed players. There’s a reason Rivers, Wentz, and Ryan were available at the most important position in sports. Draft and build.”
Where Are The Colts Going?
Getting quarterbacks like Philip Rivers and Matt Ryan do not offer any long-term solutions.
They could be good for one to two years and be back to square one when they leave.
Rivers led the Colts to an 11-5 record in 2020 and lost in the Wild Card round.
A year later, they failed to reach the postseason with Wentz.
This time, they are hoping that Ryan will be the answer, but for how long?
The 2023 NFL Draft may be deep in quarterbacks and it’s the perfect time for the Colts to get one.