The Indianapolis Colts have signed a couple of veteran backups over the off-season to make sure that they don’t overwork 33-year old Frank Gore in 2016. Gore played in 16 games (all starts) for the Colts last year and he carried the ball 260 times for 967 yards (3.7 ypc) with 6 TD runs. He also caught 34 passes for 267 yards (7.9 avg) with 1 TD grab last year. Gore has now played in 164 games (150 starts) in his first 11 years in the NFL and he has carried the ball 2,702 times for 12,040 yards (4.5 ypc) with 70 TD runs. He also caught 376 passes for 3,150 yards (8.4 avg) with 12 TD grabs so far in his career. Gore has been to the Pro Bowl five times and he has rushed for at least 1,036 yards in a season six times so far in his career. Gore is currently #15 in rushing yards (12,040) and #30 in TD runs (70) in NFL history!
26-year old Robert Turbin is a pure power back. Turbin played in 10 games (0 starts) for the Cowboys and Browns last year and he carried the ball 50 times for 199 yards (4.0 ypc) with 1 TD run. He also caught 7 passes for 23 yards (3.3 avg) last year. Turbin has now played in 58 games (3 starts) in his first four years in the NFL and he has carried the ball 281 times for 1,127 yards (4.0 ypc) with 1 TD run. He has also caught 50 passes for 450 yards (9.0 avg) with 2 TD grabs so far in his career.
26-year old Jordan Todman really impressed during the playoffs for the Pittsburgh Steelers last year, and that is likely what got him signed by the Colts. Todman played in 11 games (0 starts) for the Steelers last year and he carried the ball 4 times for 22 yards (5.5 ypc). He has now played in 45 games (3 starts) in his first five years in the NFL and he has carried the ball 115 times for 472 yards (4.1 ypc) with 3 TD runs. He has also caught 40 passes for 314 yards (7.9 avg) with 2 TD grabs so far in his NFL career.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE COLTS’ RBs IN 2016: B-