Indianapolis Colts Need to Bring Back WR Donnie Avery

By Dan Parzych
(Joe Camporealle/USA Today Sports)

One of the biggest surprises from the 2012 NFL season was the Indianapolis Colts as they overcame all odds after bouncing back from a disastrous two-win season the year before and earned the No. 5 seed in the playoffs. Now, expectations will be even higher for the Colts heading into 2013, but if they really want to be as successful as they were last season–they should strongly consider bringing back wide receiver Donnie Avery.

After spending the first four years of his career with the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans, Avery seemed to be a perfect fit with the Colts during the 2012 season as he caught 60 passes for 781 yards and three touchdowns. There weren’t many expectations for Avery and the Colts last years considering many thought Andrew Luck would go through the typical rookie struggles, but that was obviously far from the case.

Instead, Luck helped Indianapolis overcome just about all obstacles last season and Avery was one of the main reasons why.

Avery proved to have dangerous speed and be a reliable deep threat in the passing game–so why wouldn’t the Colts want to have him again next season? There’s a good chance Indianapolis could sign Avery at a cheap price and Luck would be beyond pleased with having him as another weapon on offense.

With all of this into consideration, bringing back Avery almost seems like a no-brainer–so the Colts need to do whatever it takes to make sure it happens before he ends up with a different team.

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