Colts Super Bowl champion frustrated as fans bombard Twitter mentions with Lamar Jackson plea
Lamar Jackson is one of the most important pieces in the entire landscape of the 2023 NFL offseason. The superstar quarterback may legitimately be playing for a new team when the regular season arrives as long-term contract negotiations with the Baltimore Ravens apparently fell through. The organization placed their non-exclusive franchise tag on Jackson, who formally requested a trade.
The Indianapolis Colts are one of the teams most prominently rumored to be a potential landing spot for Jackson if he is, in fact, playing for a new team in the 2023 NFL season.
They are seeking a new starting quarterback and are believed by some to be interested in Jackson. The reason supposedly is that the former NFL MVP could potentially stabilize their issues at the most important position in football.
Many Colts fans have made it clear that they want Lamar Jackson in Indianapolis. Some have heard the rumors and taken it to the next level, campaigning on their social media accounts for their team to land the superstar.
One approach that many of them have apparently used is directly contacting Reggie Wayne and asking him to convince the organization to acquire Jackson.
Here's what Wayne had to say about it on his own personal Twitter account:
"Will y'all stop @'n me to tell the Colts to get Lamar. I have no way of making your wish come true. Hell... I'm still trying to get my kids to listen to me... Let alone a organization."
Reggie Wayne spent the entire 14 years of his NFL career with the Colts, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl six times and helped the team win a Super Bowl ring.
He's clearly a legend of the franchise and is likely close to many within the organization. Despite what some fans may think, he claimed that this doesn't give him any say whatsoever in the team's decision-making process.
The Colts are a logical landing spot for Lamar Jackson
The Indianapolis Colts are in desperate need of a quarterback ahead of the 2023 NFL season. They moved on from Matt Ryan and Carson Wentz, separately, in the last two consecutive seasons and are currently left without a legitimate starter.
While they own the fourth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, which they could use on a quarterback, going with an established veteran is another option.
Lamar Jackson has already won an NFL MVP award and comes with postseason experience from his time with the Ravens. So, the Colts could land an established superstar if they pursue him.
He can immediately make them contenders for the NFL Playoffs during the 2023 season, while going with a rookie is more of a risk to their outlook.