That's helping motivate them to push hard to land at least one big-name free agent this offseason, and Ndamukong Suh would certainly be that. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports that the Colts are emerging as the top suitor for a pair of defensive linemen in free agency, one of which being Suh, and the other being defensive end Greg Hardy.
Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin has already reported that the Colts and Miami Dolphins were expected to make the "strongest pushes" for Suh, but if they could add Hardy too, watch out. Here's an excerpt of what Cole said:
"In talking with multiple sources in the agent community and throughout the NFL, the team emerging as the No. 1 suitor for the biggest defensive linemen who are available, specifically Ndamukong Suh and Greg Hardy, is the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts are going through a major upgrade on defense. They are looking to pay serious money for talent along the defensive line and throughout the defense as a whole, but the number one recruiting tool for the Colts is a player on offense, and that's quarterback Andrew Luck.
In talking to those sources, they believe that Luck is the guy who does the best job of selling players on the possibility of winning championships in Indianapolis."
If the Colts somehow land Suh and Hardy, they'll become a legitimate Super Bowl contender along with New England and Denver (with a healthy Peyton Manning).
The Benglas have been mentioned as a team that could pursue Hardy, but thus far, the Colts are the only team that have been reported to have interest in the former Panthers pass-rushing force.