Football The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time  

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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 
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1
1,292 194
Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Quarterback
2
817 188
Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
3
1,024 202
Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Quarterback
4
788 167
Reggie Wayne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Wide receiver
5
581 168
Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Outside Linebacker, Defensive end, Linebacker
6
565 130
Robert Mathis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Outside Linebacker
7
523 140
Jeff Saturday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Center
8
470 144
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Running back
9
609 125
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Placekicker
10
602 194
Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Quarterback
11
455 109
Dallas Clark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Tight end
12
451 126
Raymond Berry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Wide receiver
13
481 144
Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Running back
14
425 163
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Running back
15
406 128
John Mackey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Tight end
16
396 120
Bob Sanders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Strong Safety, Safety
17
434 113
T. Y. Hilton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
AlexPutnam added Wide receiver
18
321 105
Gino Marchetti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Defensive end
19
308 95
Bubba Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman
20
288 49
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
JabariParker12 added Punter, Placekicker
21
277 90
Lenny Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver
22
274 92
Art Donovan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Defensive tackle
23
197 57
Antoine Bethea is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
looksharp added Safety
24
215 87
Jim Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
ejlinehan added Tackle, Guard
25
216 105
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Quarterback