NFL The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time  

Ranker NFL
Originally by
13.9k votes 1.3k voters 27.6k views 135 items

List Rules Please rank the players only based on their time playing with the Colts

A list of the best Indianapolis Colts of all time. This list includes all of the greatest players in Colts history, even those who played for the team when it was in Baltimore. The Colts are one of the NFL's classic teams. Many of the best Colts ever played in what is considered by many to be the greatest game in NFL history. The 1958 NFL championship game between the Colts and New York Giants was the first NFL game to go into overtime. In front of a large television audience, the Colts triumphed 23-17. Iconic Colts stars like Johnny Unitas, John Mackey, Art Donovan and Raymond Berry all wore the Colts' blue and white during that game. Unitas is considered by many to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. During the team's time in Baltimore, the great Colts teams won three NFL championships and a Super Bowl.

Controversially moving to Indianapolis in 1984, the Colts had some superstars like Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk, two of the best running backs of all time, but it took until the drafting of Peyton Manning in 1998 for the Colts to acquire its franchise superstar. With Manning at the helm, the Colts were a playoff certainty, even winning Super Bowl XLI in 2007. Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis were on that team and are also some of the best Colts ever. 

This is the list of the greatest Colts players of all time. You can include all players from the Colts history, including the best players from Baltimore who may not be on this list. Vote or rerank this list according to how you think the best Indianapolis Colts star should be ranked 
list ordered by

1
941 158
Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Peyton Manning Quarterback

2
590 140
Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time

3
755 144
Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Johnny Unitas Quarterback

4
567 124
Reggie Wayne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Reggie Wayne Wide receiver

5
419 122
Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Dwight Freeney Outside Linebacker, Defensive end, Linebacker

6
404 102
Robert Mathis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Robert Mathis Outside Linebacker

7
380 106
Jeff Saturday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Jeff Saturday Center

8
428 89
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Adam Vinatieri Placekicker

9
329 118
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Eric Dickerson Running back

10
320 114
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Edgerrin James Running back

11
343 106
Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Marshall Faulk Running back

12
315 82
Dallas Clark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Dallas Clark Tight end

13
425 151
Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Andrew Luck Quarterback

14
322 96
Raymond Berry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Raymond Berry Wide receiver

The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

15
312 93
John Mackey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
John Mackey Tight end

16
274 93
Bob Sanders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Bob Sanders Strong Safety, Safety

17
292 96
T. Y. Hilton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
AlexPutnam added T. Y. Hilton Wide receiver

18
235 81
Gino Marchetti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Gino Marchetti Defensive end

19
226 71
Bubba Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Bubba Smith Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

20
170 30
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
JabariParker12 added Pat McAfee Punter, Placekicker

21
208 67
Lenny Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Lenny Moore Running back, Wide receiver

The Best Current Female Singers

22
207 72
Art Donovan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Art Donovan Defensive tackle

23
136 42
Antoine Bethea is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
looksharp added Antoine Bethea Safety

24
173 79
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Bert Jones Quarterback

25
128 35
Vontae Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
JabariParker12 added Vontae Davis Cornerback, Defensive back

26
154 73
Jim Parker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
ejlinehan added Jim Parker Tackle, Guard

27
116 79
Gary Brackett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
ejlinehan added Gary Brackett Linebacker

28
128 68
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Earl Morrall Punter, Quarterback

The Best Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks of All Time

29
176 124
Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Jim Harbaugh Quarterback

30
158 65
Mike Curtis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
ejlinehan added Mike Curtis

31
125 86
Brandon Stokley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Brandon Stokley Wide receiver

32
148 111
Joseph Addai is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Joseph Addai Running back

33
99 73
Chris Hinton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Chris Hinton Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

34
108 72
Tarik Glenn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Tarik Glenn Tackle

35
69 19
Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
CMCSS03 added Frank Gore Running back

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
60 21
Lydell Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
slaft added Lydell Mitchell Running back

37
156 62
Alan Ameche is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Alan Ameche Running back, Fullback

38
56 19
Tom Matte is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
slaft added Tom Matte Running back

39
53 18
Ted Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
KT32889MD added Ted Hendricks Linebacker

40
84 62
Ray Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Ray Donaldson Offensive Lineman, Center

41
86 89
Dominic Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Dominic Rhodes Running back

42
94 70
Tony Siragusa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Tony Siragusa Defensive tackle, Tackle

The Best Indianapolis Colts Wide Receivers of All Time

43
74 80
Duane Bickett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Duane Bickett Linebacker

44
42 19
Billy Ray Smith, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
slaft added Billy Ray Smith, Sr. Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

45
44 19
Jimmy Orr is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
slaft added Jimmy Orr Wide receiver

46
44 26
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
looksharp added Ray Buchanan Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

47
46 24
Pierre Garçon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pierre Garçon Wide receiver

48
56 32
Marcus Pollard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
looksharp added Marcus Pollard Tight end

49
76 62
John Dutton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
ejlinehan added John Dutton Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

50
69 61
Rohn Stark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
ejlinehan added Rohn Stark Punter