The Colts made major strides in 2012, but the moves the Indy brass makes this offseason will be crucial for team to continue its success and ascend to title contender status next season.
Indy kicked off the post-Manning era with a bang, exceeding everyone's expectations and pulling a 2-14 team up to a 11-5 playoff squad.
A key contributor to this improvement was GM Ryan Grigson. The new general manager did wonders in the Colts' 2012 draft.
The revamped offense relied heavily on rookies last season. Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton and Vick Ballard are just some of the many hits Grigson made in last year's draft on the offensive side of the football.
The Colts also made the right moves in free agency.
Faced with the difficult decision to spend the money to bring back veteran receiver Reggie Wayne, in what could have been a rebuilding year, Grigson pulled the trigger.
Wayne ended up being Andrew Luck's most clutch target.
Grigson and Colts management will look to continue their success as the Colts head into this year's draft and free agency period.
With Bruce Arians out and Pep Hamilton in at offensive coordinator, the team will also look to make structural changes to improve next season.
Here are the keys for the Colts this offseason in order to prove that last year wasn't a fluke.