Great post man. I will say this. If I'm doing this I look first and foremost at where the bye weeks are gonna fall this year. If yinz end up with say a week 5 bye, Fisher ain't sniffing the field until after that bye week. I seriously doubt the Colts will be 0-4 at that point no matter who they plug in on the short term. I'd personally rather let the guy heal and worry about what I gotta pay people next year, plus, if you roll it that way Ballard can always go back and say well yanno, we were only 2-2 without you. I'd see how the schedule pans out before really setting a timeline to any of it. Also, if he's got a game early against an elite pass rush, that's another consideration.