Jeremy Maclin to Indianapolis?

Oct 30, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (19) drops a pass against Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Here we go again, a big name free agent has been released and rumors are flying that the Colts will possibly bring him aboard. Yesterday the Kansas City Chiefs decided to part ways with Jeremy Maclin, and the NFL world took note. Fans began to question if Maclin could don a horseshoe in the near future.

On the surface it would make sense right? Maclin and Colts’ GM Chris Ballard both spent time together in Kansas City and Ballard has preached competition at every position. However, this is the point where we must dig deeper.

Ballard’s stressed competition revolves around younger players and building for the future, not older veterans. Looking at the Colts free agent acquisitions this season the average age is 27. That number is elevated by some stop-gap depth type signings. Maclin is 29-years old and would essentially block the development of younger talent on the Colts roster.

Indianapolis is absolutely loaded at the receiver position with Hilton, Moncrief, Aiken, Rogers and so on. The team also has several talented young players brought in as UDFA after this year’s draft in Bug Howard, Trey Griffey and JoJo Natson.

With the talent and youth already on the roster the answer is simple. Maclin is not a fit in the circle city. Let the young players grow and develop, and watch the franchise roll!

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