Indianapolis Colts are a professional American football team based in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts are members of the American Football Conference South division of the National Football League.
Lucas Oil Stadium has been home to the Indianapolis Colts since the 2008 season. Indianapolis isn’t recognized for having a great defense. They’ve largely been guided by their potent attacks and capable quarterbacks.
However, the Colts’ defense has included some excellent players. Recent teams have produced some of the most deserving candidates for the award of finest defensive player in franchise history.
Here is a list of the top 5 Best Indianapolis Colts Defensive Players Of All-Time
1. Dwight Freeney
The Indianapolis Colts selected Freeney in the second round of the NFL Draft, taking him 11th overall. A record nine forced fumbles set in 2002, three of which were against Donovan McNabb (a former Syracuse football player). Freeney was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year as a runner-up.
2. Robert Mathis
With 47 strip-sacks, Robert Mathis holds the career record. Additionally, he is the franchise’s all-time sack leader. For numerous years, he teamed up with Freeney to form the league’s most fearsome defensive end combination.
3. Steve Emtman
He only had eight career sacks due to his frequent appearances on the IR, but when healthy, he could attack a running game and put fear into quarterbacks.
4. Bob Sanders
Sanders is a run-stopper from the safety position who is not a believer. It practically becomes the equivalent of playing a 4-4 defense, with Sanders attempting to reach and then cover an open hole as rapidly as possible.
5. Simeon Rice
Rice amassed 122 sacks, forced 25 fumbles, recovered eight, and intercepted five passes during his 12-year NFL career. He was selected to three Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, where the Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders.