Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been heating up the Twitter world with his cryptic tweets about who the Colts might be pursuing in free agency or trade. He has already made it clear that the Colts are targeting a wide receiver. “We’re still n the hunt for WR n others…it’s never DONE until it’s DONE! We ride the roller coaster just like u guys! Nerve racking stuff!” Irsay tweeted a little after 4 PM EST.
Irsay claims the deal they’ve been working on for the past five days is near fruition. Who could he possibly talking about? Larry Fitzgerald’s name comes to mind but I doubt the Colts can afford him. On the free agent market there are a couple of names that would make sense. Brandon Lloyd could be a possibility but he was just released so it is doubtful he is who they were talking about considering Irsay has said they have been working on a deal for five days.
One intriguing possibility is Victor Cruz, a restricted free agent of the New York Giants’ who comes with a first round tender. Cruz has not been offered the long-term contract he has desired from the Giants. The Giants do wish to keep their hometown hero but might not have the cap room to do so on a long-term basis.
Could Victor Cruz be the Colts’ target? Irsay might have dropped a hint when he said “Everyone stand buy [sic], pour strong drink…do ur voodoo, Colts need the strength of it’s nation to get this wopper [sic] in the boat! DO U UNDERSTAND!?” Cruz, for those of you who don’t know, has his own clothing line called Young Whales. Could the founder of Young Whales be the “wopper” Irsay is referring to?
Right now all we have is some cryptic messages from an owner who could just be really into his St. Patrick’s Day drinking. One never knows until someone comes out and says it and either confirms the Colts have bagged their wide receiver or the deal falls through and is made public.
There aren’t many options out there for the Colts at this point. Fitzgerald might be available through trade but at what cost? Cruz is certainly available. The Colts would just need to sign him to an offer sheet and hope the Giants don’t, or can’t, match. For now, we just have to sit tight and see what, or rather who, Irsay is talking about.