Colts owner Jim Irsay told reporters on Wednesday that they are considering potential trade options that could improve their roster and help their chances of making a deep playoff run.
“Obviously we’re taking it a game at a time, but this week Ryan and Chuck and I met and talked about anything we can do before the trade deadline (or) past the trade deadline in terms of having some young, ascending players who might be able to help us. . . and do whatever we can to get that edge,” Irsay said, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. “Obviously health is going to play a big role in how we move forward. If we can stay relatively healthy, I think this team really has something special. That’s what I’m focused on. It’s exciting to see.”
Holder mentions that this could either be foreshadowing of something big to come, or it could be just idle chatter. However, Holder points out that GM Ryan Grigson has been trying to collect more draft picks, which could be indication that they are unlikely to swing a trade before the upcoming deadline.
Last year, Indianapolis sent the Browns a first-round pick for RB Trent Richardson, who hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations since he entered the league a few years ago.
The NFL trade deadline is 4 p.m. on Oct. 28, which is less than two weeks away. We’ll have more updates regarding potential trades as the news is available.