After last year's storybook season, the Colts enter 2013 with higher expectations. After making it to the playoffs unexpectedly with a rookie general manager, head coach (and rookie interim head coach) and quarterback, the Colts now must do it again in 2013 to match fan expectations.
Last year's team was powered by veterans early on, while young players took on bigger and more important roles as the season went on. Those young players will have to be the driving force for a successful season this year, especially Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, on whom the long-term success of the franchise depends.
But who exactly will be carrying the Colts in 2013? Who will be the most valuable, most improved and most surprising players? Who will be the biggest disappointment? Which of the new faces will impress the most?
We take a look at six potential end-of-the-year awards for the Colts in this slideshow, projecting candidates and predicting winners. Take a look, and let us know your predictions in the comments.