I agree. And Irsay hasn't dropped that # to the media out of thin air. IMO, he's been told that is the mindset and goal of the organization, and Frank's comments of the desire to be a top 5 rushing offense backs it...
Also, he is a Ballard draft pick, so I'm certain there is a desire on his part for Mack to be the guy long term as that only bolsters his drafting and roster building.
I just wish we could find a strong #2, as Mack's health has been iffy. And when he goes down, we are thin pickens.
Being a new fan, remember some of the caliber of RB the Colts have had: Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Edgerrin James. A trade for Trent Richardson was a disaster, but he was an early draft pick by Browns and projected to be a top flight RB. Nothing against Mack as he’ll be the starter, but fans get excited at the mere mention of Zeke (and Laveon Bell) as we’ve seen top backs on the roster almost routinely.