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Which Colts Will 'Define 2018,' According To ESPN? recently released a list of “the 99 NFL players, coaches and themes that will define 2018.” Which two Indianapolis Colts representatives landed on the countdown?


INDIANAPOLIS — At the end of each season, it's natural to take a look back at which players, coaches and themes ended up defining yet another exciting year of NFL action.

So when the 2018 season is all said and done, who — or what — will be on that list?'s Dan Graziano, Mike Sando and Kevin Seifert recently broke out their crystal ball to project just that in their piece, "The 99 NFL players, coaches and themes that will define 2018."

You can check out the list in its entirety by clicking here, but a couple Indianapolis Colts players did find their way onto the countdown.

And they both happen to play the most important position in sports.

That's right: Colts quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Jacoby Brissett both find themselves on this listing.

Luck finds himself under the "Veteran stars returning from injury category." They write:

3. Andrew Luck, QB, Colts: Reports that Luck has not yet resumed a full throwing regimen, more than a year after surgery on his right shoulder, have been worrisome. But the Colts are a playoff contender if he can return at 100 percent, as they still hope, in time for the regular season.

Luck is joined on this list by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (tibial fracture), Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda (fractured leg), New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (torn ACL), Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry (torn Achilles tendon) and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (torn Achilles tendon).

Brissett, meanwhile, appears under the "Backup quarterbacks who could make a difference" category:

43. Jacoby Brissett, Colts: Here we go again with Andrew Luck and the offseason of non-update shoulder updates. Brissett showed himself capable of starting games in the NFL and could have to do so again if Luck isn't ready to start the season or has a setback at some point.

Other backup quarterbacks on this list include the Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles, Patriots' Brian Hoyer, Ravens' Lamar Jackson and Chiefs' Chad Henne.

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