5 NFL teams that should trade for Joey Bosa

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Jan 3, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano on the sidelines against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

South. Indianapolis Colts. 3. player. 46. . AFC

Though the Indianapolis Colts have themselves a fine franchise quarterback in Andrew Luck, general manager Ryan Grigson hasn’t done a good job of surrounding Luck with great talent.

In short, the Colts need an injection of talent to stay relevant in an ever-improving AFC South. Entering the 2016 slate, the team’s best defensive player is cornerback Vontae Davis, while the pass rush remains in desperate need of impact talent.

Luck is no longer the only steady quarterback in the division. Indeed, Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles is, at worst, a poor man’s Luck, capable of making plays down the field with his strong arm and scrambling for first downs if need be. Meanwhile, Marcus Mariota is almost certain to improve during his second year as the Tennessee Titans quarterback. Even Brock Osweiler is a step up from what the Houston Texans had under center last year.

In trading for Bosa, the Colts could net themselves the kind of pass-rushing threat they haven’t had since Freeney left Indianapolis — a true franchise cornerstone on the defensive side of the ball. Bosa has been tabbed by some as a lesser version of Houston’s J.J. Watt, but even that could wind up being Pro Bowl-level talent.

Next: 2. Jacksonville Jaguars.