Parris Campbell’s run with the Colts has been riddled with injuries from the start, which is unfortunate to see for such a talented player with the ability to be a deep/speed threat for new Quarterback Carson Wentz. Suffering an abdomen strain and a fractured hand and foot in his rookie season in 2019, Parris looked to have his breakout season in 2020. Unfortunately, that was cut short when he suffered a torn PCL in a Week 2 victory against the Minnesota Vikings. Early in this off-season, Campbell said that he is healthy and cleared for the 2021 season. Being paired with Carson Wentz, Campbell will look to finally have the breakout season that most Colts fans, me included, have been wanting to see him do.
Colts fans were excited to see the Ohio State star come into the offense in 2019, but injuries have prevented the inevitable breakout from happening. In 2021, I believe that we will finally see the Parris Campbell that we know we’ve had all along. Carson Wentz will have Campbell as one of many weapons on this offense, whose wealth will be spread across the entire offense. Parris Campbell and Ty Hilton are the two speedy slot threats that will keep opposing defenses on their heels, especially when paired with Zach Pascal & Michael Pittman Jr. at Wide Reciever. All of these players can make catches down the field, and Jonathan Taylor & Nyheim Hines out of the backfield.
When factoring in all of the weapons the Colts already have, my prediction is that Parris Campbell will be a reliable asset in 3rd down & red-zone situations. Campbell is very versatile in that he also can take hand-offs from Wentz when going in motion. I see him being used in a utility role, especially close to the endzone. I hope that Parris can stay healthy and be a vital asset to this team, and I am confident that we will see him break out and become the star we know him to be. Parris Campbell will be essential to the success of this team this season and in future seasons. Here are my predictions for his stats for the 2021 season.
80 Receptions, 896 Receiving Yards, 7 Receiving Touchdowns
14 Rushes, 166 Rushing Yards, 3 Rushing Touchdowns