INDIANAPOLIS — With the NFL’s new league year starting at 4 p.m. ET on March 13, Colts.com takes a look at the Indianapolis Colts players set to become free agents, continuing today with exclusive rights free agent-to-be Marcus Johnson.
Player: Marcus Johnson, 24 (will be 25 by Week 1)
Position: Wide Receiver
Experience: Entering third NFL season in 2019
Free Agency Category: Exclusive Rights (“Players whose contracts have expired and have two or fewer tenured years in the league. The Colts must make a contract offer by the league-imposed deadline of 4 p.m. ET March 13, or the players become unrestricted free agents.”)
2018 Synopsis: Acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks just before the start of the regular season, Johnson would appear in five games in 2018 before suffering a season-ending ankle injury Week 6 against the New York Jets. In all, he logged six receptions for 102 yards and his first-career touchdown, a 34-yard reception earlier in that Jets contest.
Top Wide Receiver Free Agents-To-Be: Golden Tate, Tyrell Williams, Adam Humphries, Cole Beasley, John Brown
Top Wide Receiver College Prospects: D.K. Metcalf (Mississippi), Marquise Brown (Oklahoma), A.J. Brown (Mississippi), Deebo Samuel (South Carolina), Riley Ridley (Georgia)