Where Colts’ Offensive Line Ranks Among NFL’s Most Overrated

Where Colts’ Offensive Line Ranks Among NFL’s Most Overrated
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It’s been three long years since the Indianapolis Colts last reached the postseason, with the franchise sputtering to a combined record of 13-20-1 (.419) in the interim.  

A major reason why the Colts have slid so far from their heyday as Super Bowl contenders under coaches like Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell and Frank Reich is the lack of production in the trenches, with Indy ranking 18th in Pro Football Focus’ offensive line rankings last season.  

That lack of offensive line productivity is a key reason why the Colts finished 30th in the NFL in points scored, to go with 27th in yards gained, as the team’s offense couldn’t get it started all year long. Hopefully the team ramps up some offensve firepower for the new age of Kentucky sports betting.

To stack up where the Colts’ line ranks versus their NFL peers, BetKentucky.com utilized ProFootballReference.com to gather the total amount of sacks allowed by team. The team with the least sacks allowed were awarded 32 points, down to 1 point for team with most sacks allowed. We then gathered the approximate value of each offensive line unit (only 10 offensive line members with most games played) via ProFootballReference.com. 

Once again, we awarded 32 points for the team with most approximate value to 1 point for least approximate value.  

Once getting a total points for each team, we divided the Spotrac.com’s cap hit from 2022-23 season for the total 10 offensive line members over the total points for the two above categories. We were then given the amount of salary paid per points given to arrive at our NFL offensive line units ranked 1st to 32nd based on value.  

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NFL’s Most Overvalued Offensive Lines

RankTeamPoint TotalO-Line Cap Hit$$ Per Point Total
32 Indianapolis Colts 8$40,736,011$5,092,001
31 Denver Broncos 8$40,388,867$5,048,608
30 Los Angeles Rams 6$16,255,031$2,709,172
29 Tennessee Titans 11$28,152,022$2,559,275
28 New York Jets 18$41,702,565$2,316,809
27 Arizona Cardinals 20$41,627,217$2,081,361
26 Washington Commanders14$27,904,356$1,993,168
25 Houston Texans 48$37,225,167$1,772,627
24 New York Giants 23$27,387,909$1,089,293
23 Baltimore Ravens 35$31,529,483$710,443

Colts’ Line Among NFL’s Most Overvalued Last Season

There’s an argument to be made that the Colts had the NFL’s worst offensive line a year ago, finishing in a tie with the Denver Broncos for the second-lowest point total (eight, ahead of the Rams’ six) despite a collective salary cap hit of more than $40.7 million.  

All told, the Colts’ offensive line averaged $5,092,001 per point last season, which was the highest figure in the league, ahead of the Broncos’ sum of $5,048,608.  

Indianapolis’ $40,746,011 cap hit for their offensive linemen was the third-highest total in the league a year ago, behind the New York Jets ($41,702,565) and Arizona Cardinals ($41,627,217) — giving further credence to how poorly the unit played on the field last year.  

In total, the Colts’ offensive line finished ahead of the Broncos, Rams ($2,709,172), Titans ($2,559,275) and Jets ($2,316,809) as the NFL’s most overvalued offensive line collective during the 2022-23 regular season.  

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a staff writer for BetKentucky.com. He has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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