Did Jim Irsay Just Spill the Beans on the Colts’ Draft Plans?
When the Colts announced their hiring of Shane Steichen as their next head coach, I thought it would be beneficial for the Bears. Heck, we even mentioned it in Bullets.
And we’re already getting an early payoff, thanks in part to the loose lips of Colts owner Jim Irsay.
Because at Steichen’s introductory press conference, Irsay couldn’t help himself or keep his mouth shut. And in the process, gave us an idea of what Indianapolis’ draft plans could look like this spring:
Oh, man. Irsay isn’t even hiding it here. Open praise and an acknowledgment of interest in Bryce Young (a.k.a. “The Alabama Guy”). The public declaration of wanting to hire an offensive-leaning head coach because of ownership’s desire to find and develop a young quarterback. Irsay really let the cat out of the bag here on February 14. Somewhere, I imagine Bears GM Ryan Poles is licking his chops and rubbing his hands in an anticipatory fashion like he was waiting for this precise moment.
The Colts have the fourth overall pick in the draft. It will likely take a trade up the board in order to draft Young. And not only do the Colts have a general manager who said he’d do “whatever it takes” to get a quarterback, but their owner also seems to have a particular player in mind. So … let’s make a deal already.