The Atlanta Falcons have had enough of Michael Turner as he is owed $6.9M if the team brings him back and he is not worth that money whatsoever. With Turners days in Atlanta being numbered it’s time to start looking at where “the Burner” could end up at 31-years-old.
Although his 3.6 yards per carry is definitely subpar Turner has a nose for the endzone which would help a young team like the Indianapolis Colts. Vick Ballard was impressive in his rookie campaign as he accounted for 966 yards of the Colts offense with 814 yards on the ground and another 152 as a receiver. Unfortunately, Ballard only had three rushing touchdowns and his backup Donald Brown had a measly one.
In order for Andrew Luck to reach his full potential as an NFL quarterback he must have a running game to help him mature.
With Turner in his backfield Luck will have a redzone threat who has scored 10 or much touchdowns in five straight seasons which is no short task. I imagine he will want to play for a contender and the Colts were exceptional last year with an 11-5 record. In addition, Turner’s transition won’t be that difficult given the five years he spent playing in the Georgia Dome and the fact that the Colts are going to play ten games inside a dome in 2013.
The Colts owe it Luck to give him someone who is money at the goal-line as the redzone is one of the most crucial parts to any young team looking to make a postseason run like Indianapolis.