INDIANAPOLIS — With the NFL's new league year starting at 4 p.m. on March 18, Colts.com takes a look at the Indianapolis Colts players set to become free agents, continuing today with restricted free agent-to-be Marcus Johnson.
Player: Marcus Johnson, 25 (26 by Week 1 of the 2020 season)
Position: Wide receiver
Experience: Entering fourth NFL season in 2020
Free Agency Category: Restricted ("A player whose contract has expired and has fewer than four tenured years in the league. He may sign an "Offer Sheet" with any other team, but his original team has seven days to match any offer he receives. If the original team does not match the offer, compensation will be awarded in the form of draft picks from the signing team. The round and quantity of picks are determined by the "Qualifying Offer" made by the player's original team. If a RFA is tendered a minimum qualifying offer the compensation is the equivalent of the round in which that player was originally selected. If that player was originally a rookie free agent, no compensation is awarded.")
2019 Synopsis: Elevated to the Colts' active roster from the practice squad on Nov. 9, Johnson would play in eight games with six starts in Indy in 2019 and finishing with 17 receptions for 277 yards and two touchdowns. The third-year NFL veteran has played in 23 games with six starts in all, and has 28 career receptions for 424 yards and three touchdowns.
Notable Wide Receiver Free Agents To-Be: Amari Cooper, A.J. Green, Robby Anderson, Emmanuel Sanders, Randall Cobb
Notable Wide Receiver College Prospects: Jerry Jeudy (Alabama), CeeDee Lamb (Oklahoma), Henry Ruggs III (Alabama), Laviska Shenault (Colorado), Tee Higgins (Clemson)