The Kansas City Chiefs have ruled the AFC for two years now. But one ESPN NFL analyst believes that a particular team could challenge them for the throne in years to come.
On Thursday’s edition of Get Up, ESPN’s Louis Riddick argued that the Indianapolis Colts could be that team. He argued that the Colts have a superb defense and an improving offense that is poised to get a lot better year-by-year.
“This team is very dangerous!” Riddick said. “I think they’re set up for the long haul.”
The Indianapolis Colts have been relatively quiet in free agency. But they did make one move that could have a huge impact: Their trade for Quarterback Carson Wentz.
.@LRiddickESPN believes the Indianapolis Colts are the biggest threat to the Chiefs in the AFC 👀
"This team is very dangerous! … I think they're set up for the long haul." pic.twitter.com/iSZsFr3D2I
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) April 15, 2021
The Colts traded several mid-round picks in exchange for the Pro Bowl quarterback. That move reunited Wentz with his former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator in Colts head coach Frank Reich.
Wentz is coming off his worst season, a year where he led the league with 15 interceptions and 50 times sacked in just 12 games. He is going to replace Philip Rivers, who led the Colts back to the playoffs in his one year with the team.
Expectations won’t necessarily be super high given the year Wentz just had. But as Riddick pointed out, they have a ton of upside if Wentz can get back on track.
Will the Indianapolis Colts challenge the Chiefs for the AFC crown in 2021?