I don't think there is much flexibility in the NFL schedules. Obviously you play 6 games against your division opponents. Then you play 4 games against an AFC division and 4 games against an NFL division. That leave 2 games which I believe are against teams that finished in the same spot in their division the previous season. Colts will probably face 2 teams the finish 3rd in their division this season. These come from the same conference. The Colts play the AFC North, so it will be the 3rd place teams in the AFC East and West. Probably the Jets and the Raiders.
So the Colts have:
I really like this post. I am on the same page as you. Is he the next Manning or Luck. No. But I would be perfectly content going 9-7, 10-6 or 11-5 with JB and having a great team around him. I have had 14-2 and 13-3 with manning and Luck and it resulted in only 1 Super Bowl win. Might as well as try this and see what happens.
But I agree that we shouldn’t stop looking for a future franchise QB.