When Scottie Montgomery, the Colts’ running backs coach and the team’s run-pass option idea man, looks at the NFL landscape, he sees two types of teams in terms of willingness to commit to the RPO game that has dominated college football for years and has now trickled up to the pro ranks.

“I think there’s some (teams) who stick their toe in it in certain situations,” Montgomery said. “And then you have certain teams that are building it with answers so (RPOs) can be normal down-and-distance calls and special-situation calls. It’s probably 50-50.”

Let there be no mistake about which category the Colts fall into. They are big believers in RPOs as a core piece of their offensive attack, and head coach Frank Reich implements them into his play calling in just about any situation: Goal line, first down, third down — doesn’t matter.

It’s a sign of Reich’s willingness to continually evolve his offense by adding new concepts and further expanding those concepts as defenses, predictably, adapt.

But the Colts’ extensive use of RPOs is also indicative of something else: the presence of quarterback Carson Wentz, a player whose unique skills are ideal for the RPO game and who fully embraces the tactic in every way.

“I love RPOs,” Wentz said. “I think, as an offense, we all do.”

And what’s not to love?

The benefits for the Colts and Wentz are endless. RPOs, defined as plays that allow the quarterback to either hand the ball off or keep it based on specific defenders’ reactions, have always been present in Reich’s offense during his four seasons with the Colts. But the addition of Wentz has positioned the Colts to double down in their usage.