The Indianapolis Colts are in desperate need of help on defense.
They are also desperate for a player who can help them win on offense.
That is the message from Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano on Friday.
On offense, the Colts have a lot of pieces that could be used to get a lot done.
The Colts already have a top pass rusher, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Darius Butler, and they have a great safety in Josh McNary.
And, of course, they have an All-Pro in Phillip Dorsett.
They also have one of the league’s top run defenders in Trent Cole, a defensive tackle who can get after the quarterback.
Butterfield, who is due to earn $4 million this year and $5 million next season, is still the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart.
He has thrown for 2,534 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.
But the Colts could use some help at the position.
Pagano said he is considering trading either wide receiver Amari Cooper or defensive tackle Geno Atkins, and the team could also consider trading tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
The Colts also have a quarterback who is coming off a season where he was suspended five games.
Josh Johnson was cut by the Packers earlier this month, but Pagano said the team is still open to the idea of trading him.
Johnson, 24, has not played in a game since the start of the season.
He was cut in May.
Pagano was asked if he was concerned about Johnson’s progress.
He said, “Absolutely not.
We’re going to see where the guy is at and how the guy reacts.”
Johnson, who was on injured reserve with a knee injury in October, has played in eight games this season, with five starts.
He is averaging 5.6 yards per attempt and 1.9 yards per carry.
Johnson has thrown three touchdowns against three interceptions.
The Packers have a number of weapons at wide receiver and running back, including Jordy Nelson, who has 12 catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns this year.
But they also have Randall Cobb, a tight end who is a potential starter, and Davante Adams, who caught 17 passes for 202 yards last season.
The team also has James Jones, a wide receiver who is one of three tight ends on the roster.
Johnson was signed by the Colts in May 2014 and made his NFL debut a month later, in a 27-23 loss to the Steelers.
Johnson caught one pass for two yards and caught a career-high two touchdowns.