Are the Colts automatic contenders for the Super Bowl?

Written by Tanner Phifer

With the additions of Yannick Ngakoue, Matt Ryan, and now CB Stephon Gilmore, does this make the Indianapolis Colts automatic contenders for the Super Bowl?

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The Colts have signed CB Stephon Gilmore to two year, $23M deal, per Josina Anderson. The Colts traded away quarterback Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders, and including cornerback Rock Ya-Sin in a track package for Yannick Ngakoue, the team is heading into the 2022 season with All-Pro players at every level in their defense, including DeForest Buckner. The team traded a third round pick for Falcons QB Matt Ryan, who is a former NFL MVP in 2016. He instantly upgrades to a better offensive line, better running back in Jonathan Taylor, and better wide receivers led by T.Y. Hilton and Michael Pittman Jr.

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With the AFC loading up this off-season in all divisions, the Colts had to compete and made it clear that they wanted to push for the playoffs again, and take their team to a championship. The 2022 season will be one for the record books.

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Tanner Phifer

Covering the NFL News for 3+ years. Continuing to build connections around the league.