Given the circumstances, the Indianapolis Colts might be in the market for a quarterback through the draft.
— Charlie Clifford (@cliffWISH8) February 23, 2020
When Irsay told reporters that statement, it opened the doors through free agency and the draft.
As of now, there’s one quarterback prospect that would prefer the Colts.
On Tuesday, former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love told the media he would “love” to play for the franchise.
Who Is Jordan Love?
Jordan Love just completed his junior season at Utah State, leading the team to a 7-6 record and an appearance in the Frisco Bowl.
As a sophomore, Love threw for 3,567 yards and 32 touchdowns and six interceptions.
— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) February 25, 2020
However, his production slipped to 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2019.
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…
58. #UtahState QB Jordan Love
Height: 6-3 6/8
Hand: 10 4/8 👀
Arm: 32 5/8
Wingspan: 80 👀
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 24, 2020
Many have questioned his ability, which makes his combine appearance even more important.
Jordan Love struck me today as having exactly the right blend of confidence and self awareness. Here he talks about his ability to make something happen when plays break down. #Colts pic.twitter.com/jdlcagJ5yU
— Chris Blystone (@chrisblystone) February 26, 2020
Crush On The Colts
Love referred to the Colts as a “great team, great organization” when he spoke with reporters.
He also confirmed a strong connection between him and the Colts, in which he said he would “love” to play for them.
Here’s what he also had to say:
— Clark Wade (@ClarkWade34) February 25, 2020
Love confirmed with reporters that he will take part in drills and meet with the rest of the Colts organization this week.
General manager Chris Ballard and head coach Frank Reich will also meet with Love.
This will give the pair a chance to gauge more about his inconsistencies this past season.
When Irsay talked to reporters on Sunday, he said that 2019 starter Jacoby Brissett needs time to develop.
When Irsay said that Brissett needed time to develop, he did not guarantee that he will get that chance with the Colts.
Brissett had an okay campaign, finishing 2019 with a completion percentage of 60.9%, 2,942 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, six interceptions, and a passer rating of 88.0.
The Colts will do their homework on prospects during the draft.
It’s always a nice feeling when a player entering the draft wants to play for your team.
However, the Colts are also linked to free-agent options, so it looks like it will really depend on how Love performs at the combine.