INDIANAPOLIS- The Indianapolis Colts made an early move this offsesaon as they signed offensive tackle Jack Breckner. Most of you are probably googling his name right about now, but this signing is another move at beefing up that unit.
The Colts’ offensive line was at times dismal during the 2013 season. They failed to protect Andrew Luck most of the year and also didn’t open up many holes for the running game. Indianapolis ranked 17th in passing and had the 21st ranked rushing attack.
Signing Breckner just adds depth to the line as they were injury plagued all season on the unit.
Breckner is a huge 6-foot-9, 320-pound tackle and will likely be Gosder Cherilus‘ backup in the upcoming season. He has no NFL experience yet as he’s cut his teeth in the Indoor Football Leagues.
He most recently played with the Iowa Barnstormers in 2013. Prior to that he played with the Chicago Slaughter in the Indoor Football League and the Eastern Kentucky Drillers in the Ultimate Indoor Football League.
Breckner played his collegiate ball at Gustavus Adolphus College as he was a four-year starter. He was a starting left tackle for the team as he won All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors as a senior in 2009.
Having someone of his size will certainly help the Colts for 2014 as that’s one of their top needs. This line has to improve next season, and having someone as big and strong as Breckner can help keep Luck standing and open holes for a ground attack.
Eric Smith is the Colts Beat Writer for Rant Sports. He’s covered the team the past four seasons and is recognized as an accredited member of the media by the Colts. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru