The Indianapolis Colts had a strong season with Philip Rivers at the helm, going 11-5 to finish second in the AFC South and clinch a playoff berth. Indianapolis would end up losing the Buffalo Bills 27-24 in the wild card round, but the team was clearly building something under head coach Frank Reich.
With Rivers retiring, the Colts made a trade for Carson Wentz. Wentz was an MVP frontrunner in his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles before suffering a gruesome knee injury. The Eagles won the Super Bowl, but Wentz was never the same. Reich was Wentz’s offensive coordinator for part of his Philly tenure and there’s a belief the coach can get more out of the former No. 2 pick.
Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl 56 odds: +2500
The Colts were tied for the 10th-best scoring defense last year. They were eighth in yards allowed per game. Indianapolis has great talent at the skill positions with Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman, T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell. The offensive line is solid. The only real question mark is Wentz.
If the QB can become the world-beating MVP version of himself from 2017, the Colts are going to have a chance to win the Super Bowl. If he remains a mediocre to average player, the Colts will be good but not great. Everything hinges on Wentz’s health and talent level. If bettors believe in the Wentz-Reich pairing, Indianapolis has enough supporting talent to merit taking this wager at +2500.
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