The Colts' 2019-20 season took a turn for the unexpected with franchise QB Andrew Luck announcing his retirement during the preseason. Fortunately for the Indianapolis Colts, backup QB Jacoby Brissett has proven to be a capable NFL starter. Brissett will look to return the Colts to the playoffs this year. Last season, after a slow start, the Colts won nine of their final 10 regular season games, earning a Wild Card berth in the AFC playoffs. The Colts beat the Houston Texans 21-7 in the Wild Card Round and then fell to the Kansas City Chiefs 31-13.
Josh McDaniels reneging on his deal to join the Colts as head coach last offseason turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as Frank Reich did a fine job in his first season as the Colts' head coach.
Second-year rusher Marlon Mack provided a surprising jolt in the backfield, and now he’s joined by former Kansas City Chief Spencer Ware, who was signed a free agent deal with the Colts. Devin Funchess comes over from the Carolina Panthers a to join a wide receiving corps led by T.Y. Hilton.
Colts fans will be treated to an infusion of technology at Lucas Oil Stadium this season. The in-house video system has grown from five cameras to 12, which will provide fans with more dimensions and better angles for instant replays. It’s part of an $8.5 million upgrade to the audio and video equipment in the stadium. Lucas Oil Stadium has also overhauled it's WiFi system.
The Colts play in the competitive AFC South, so they will have two games each with Houston, Tennessee, and Jacksonville. All three teams have reason to be optimistic for 2019. Non-division teams heading to Indy this year are Atlanta, Oakland, Denver, Miami, and Carolina. Road tests outside the AFC South will be at the Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City (Sunday night game), Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, and New Orleans (Monday night game).