Colts coach Frank Reich sets performance goal for Philip Rivers in 2020

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The Indianapolis Colts will be relying on Philip Rivers to find his previous form after a disappointing 2019 season.

A particular goal that Colts head coach Frank Reich has for Rivers is to produce a completion rate closer to the near 70 percent rate that he had during the 2013 season.

It will be interesting to see how Rivers performs with the Colts considering the difference between his new and former team. There is at least one overlying similarity with both circumstances as the veteran already knows ’80-to-85 percent’ of the Colts’ offense.

The Chargers had no shortage of talent at skill positions but had a poor offensive line. As for the Colts, they have a great offensive line but aside from T.Y. Hilton, Jack Doyle, and Marlon Mack, they need more dynamic playmaking talent.

Moving the ball down the field was not an issue for Rivers last season as he racked up 4,615 passing yards. The main concern was the fact that he threw for just 23 touchdowns while posting 20 interceptions. His total of picks trailed only Jameis Winston.

The next step for the Colts will be to find more talent at the receiver position or receive unexpected results from complementary options like Zach Pascal, Parris Campbell, and Daurice Fountain.

There is still a chance the Colts could add another receiving option in the NFL Draft but it’s important to temper expectations. It can take time for a receiver to find his form at the next level.

If the Colts can provide Philip Rivers with the right recovering options, there is reason to believe in the team’s chances of making the playoffs. They have bolstered their defense but just need more results to keep pace with the high-powered offenses in the AFC.

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The founder of Indiana Sports Coverage currently serving as a senior editor for the platform. Grant is a columnist covering the Indiana Pacers for the Kokomo Tribune.

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