With 22 wins and two division titles since being drafted by the Colts in 2012, Andrew Luck is a franchise QB that can and will take the Colts to the playoffs again in 2014.
Many thought that the transition from Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck as the Colts QB would take time for the team to regain their standard of success – they thought wrong. The Colts are two-time defending AFC South champions and while they may not look the part of a legitimate Superbowl contender by comparison to Denver or New England, they should find themselves in the playoffs again in 2014.
Here are the top 5 reasons why the Colts will be playoff bound again in 2014:
5. Playmaking Defense – Having Robert Mathis, the reigning Deacon Jones Award winner for sacks, is a huge plus for a team that has been 20th or worse in yards allowed since 2010. With the addition of LB Jerrell Freeman and the addition of D’Qwell Jackson, the Colts have a stout unit that can not only stop the run and pass, but force turnovers. The Colts had a +13 turnover differential in 2013 – good for 3rd in the league – and were 9th in the NFL in points allowed.