The Indianapolis Colts drafted two tight ends – Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener, in the same year. As both of them are heading into the final season of their rookie deals, the Colts are going to need to choose between the two of them.
The two Tight End system has worked well for a lot of teams, but it’s clearly difficult paying for two players who can be a #1 options in other places the #1 kind of money they’re both looking for.
Fleener has the better numbers (774 yards on 51 receptions with 8 touchdowns last season) and was the higher draft pick, but Allen started every time he was healthy last season, and he’s regarded as the more complete tight end, not to mention slimming down in the offseason.
The Colts have more wide receivers that will be looking for Luck to find them, which means less time and touches for the two tight ends this season. Allen is pegged by most as the favorite to win the competition for more snaps and plays on the field, but obviously, things change quickly in the NFL, and it’s going to be interesting watching the two compete for a spot on the team next season, not to mention the kind of contract they’ll get once they hit free agency.