INDIANAPOLIS – It's the offseason, so Colts.com takes a look at some tweets from Colts players to get an idea of what they are up to during their down time.
Season No. 21 is coming for Adam Vinatieri. It's likely 2016 won't be the end for Vinatieri either, as the future Hall of Famer told the Indianapolis Star earlier this week. Now, the question is will Pat McAfee be holding for Vinatieri next season? Vinatieri is a free agent, but Jim Irsay is on record saying the Colts would like to bring Vinatieri back for his 11th season in Indianapolis. Matt Hasselbeck, who is also a free agent, joined Vinatieri in saying this week that he's "strongly leaning" towards playing another season.
If you follow Jones on social media, you notice the trend above. It's been full rehab mode for Jones, ever since a foot injury in late August ended his 2015 season before it even started. Predicting the type of production the Colts are going to get from Jones in 2016 is tough when he's played just a little more than a game combined the past two years. If Jones is healthy though, the Colts defensive line will bolster a group that had some new faces play very solid in 2015.
Colts players had their eye on what was transpiring in Super Bowl 50. Whether it was Von Miller for Denver or Kony Ealy for Carolina, it's pretty clear how vital a pass rusher is to a defense's success. If the right edge rusher is waiting at No. 18 for the Colts come draft time, it would be hard to turn your head at such a player.
There's not many current Colts still left from the Manning era, but Pat McAfee is one of them. What Manning is going to do next year (he turns 40 years old in March) will be a major offseason storyline around the NFL. Jim Irsay is adamant that when Manning decides to hang it up, the Colts Owner wants No. 18 to retire as a Colt.