Once Robert Turbin locked up the backup RB role in 2016, he flourished in a variety of areas for the Colts.
The Colts have talked about furthering the usage of Turbin this coming season.
After the team’s 2017 offseason program, both offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski and general manager Chris Ballard were extremely high on Turbin.
Of course, more Turbin means less Frank Gore.
Related players: Marlon Mack
Using Turbin on earlier downs and possibly having him start a series or two makes complete sense, the story said. Mack likely also plays a role as a third down back, as long as he picks up the blocking aspect of the game, which is obviously a big deal. The story said Mack is no sure thing when it comes to projecting his workload, so perhaps expect a lot of Gore and Turbin early in the season. But the Colts are definitely looking to keep Gore healthy for what they expect to be playoff football in January.