2018 NFL Power Rankings: Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh puts Rams on top
32. Indianapolis Colts
Around this time last year, the Indianapolis Colts were hoping to get back on the winning track after missing out on the playoffs in each of the previous two seasons, but unfortunately that was far from the case after the team was forced to deal with the absence of Andrew Luck. Originally, the former No. 1 pick was only expected to miss the beginning of the season while recovering from a shoulder injury before Luck ended up being sidelined the entire year, leaving the team to rely on Jacoby Brissett instead.
While there’s no reason to criticize Brissett since he did a decent job for the most part when looking at what he had to work with, the Colts are even more of a mess heading into 2018 since the status of Luck is still up in the air. Even if Luck does end up being healthy enough before Week 1, there’s no telling what to expect from him impact wise since it will be tough to return to his old ways after missing all of last year.
Not to mention, the defensive side of the football isn’t exactly anything for Indianapolis to brag about either. Until the Colts prove otherwise they deserve more respect, it’s going to be tough for them to move up from the bottom of these rankings.