Erik Swoope primed for a bigger role with the Colts

The departures of Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen over the last two offseasons have opened up work for Swoope. PFF shows what to expect from the tight end.

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(Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

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Erik Swoope primed for a bigger role with the Colts

Colts GM Chris Ballard reportedly “really likes” the former Miami basketball player turned tight end who could carve out a bigger role for himself after the departure of Dwayne Allen.

  • Colts tight end Erik Swoope played the most snaps in Week 6 when he got on the field for 40 plays after Dwayne Allen’s injury.
  • The Colts threw the second most touchdowns to tight ends in the league with 12, behind only the Los Angeles Chargers (15).
  • Only five teams threw to their tight ends more than Indianapolis last year (141 times).
  • Swoope was second in the league last year in yards per route run among tight ends with at least 20 targets (3.09), behind only Rob Gronkowski (3.18).

Erik Swoope Chart

  • crosseyedlemon

    If Swoope becomes a threat and the Colts draft a RB that is strong in the pass game Andrew Luck will have a real shot at being an MVP candidate this year.

    • Malachi

      team success dictates MVPs too though, and their lack of defense will have them at 8-8 at best i feel