The Indianapolis Colts made a huge move on Monday, just five days before their AFC Divisional Playoff game with the New England Patriots, by giving QB Andrew Luck a weapon that’s pretty familiar with the way things work in New England.
According to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, the Colts went out on Monday and signed former Pats wide receiver Deion Branch.
Wow … Colts announce they’ve come to terms with ex-Patriot WR Deion Branch. On Saturday, they play … the Patriots.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 6, 2014
Ten years ago, Branch was named the Super Bowl MVP for the Patriots and now he’ll team up with Luck and the rest of the Colts offense to try and help dash his former team’s hopes of a fourth Lombardi Trophy, while trying to give Luck his first.
Branch actually worked out for the Colts last month, but was not offered a contract at the time. But either they saw something that stuck with their memories, or they were waiting for a moment like this to pull the trigger.
Nonetheless, this showdown just got a little more interesting for Saturday.