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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Indianapolis Colts rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a post-Super Bowl 56 roundup for the Colts in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 13

Offseason in three or fewer words: Who plays quarterback?

You could say the 2022 offseason for the Colts is a repeat of their 2020 and 2021 offseasons. The Colts again don't know for sure who their starting quarterback will be next season. General manager Chris Ballard could have ended any suspense by saying Carson Wentz will return as the starter, but he did the opposite by being noncommittal on the quarterback. The Colts have realized you need a quarterback -- like a Patrick Mahomes, Stafford, Burrow or Allen -- to make plays when needed. Wentz didn't do that. But the Colts don't have a first-round pick in this year's draft and it's not a strong free-agent group at the position. -- Mike Wells

NFL.com -- Rank: 9

The Colts are in a weird spot. They don't seem enamored with Carson Wentz as their quarterback of the future (or even the present), but is there a reasonable path to an upgrade? They dealt away their first-round pick to land Wentz last February, and the free-agent/trade market doesn't appear to be flush with options. The team could perhaps talk itself into a player like Jimmy Garoppolo or Baker Mayfield as an upgrade, but the most prudent path might be to stick it out with Wentz and hope for better results.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 14

They have a new defensive coordinator in Gus Bradley, who will help that side of the ball. But this team's fate will be decided by the quarterback position, whether that's Carson Wentz or not.

USA Today -- Rank: 21

After a generally solid 2021 season, one that cost Indianapolis its 2022 first-round pick, amazing how quickly the narrative around QB Carson Wentz changed after a disastrous January -- which may mark his final games with the Colts.

The Athletic -- Rank: 16

Unfortunately for Jonathan Taylor, what we'll remember most about this Colts season isn't his dominant rushing performances, but the way Indianapolis collapsed over the final weeks of the regular season and missed the playoffs. Ultimately, the Carson Wentz trade didn't pay off, and now Indianapolis must decide if it wants to stick with him for another year or move into 2022 with yet another new starting quarterback.

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