Colts 2014 Positional Review: Cornerbacks
By Evan Reller
Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) against the Denver Broncos in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
2015 Contract: $11,250,000
Stats: 42 tackles, 4 interceptions, 19 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles
PFF Grade: 21.8
Davis was the definition of a shutdown corner last season. PFF had him as the second best corner in the NFL. The fact he didn’t make the All-Pro roster is an outrage. He was even better in the playoffs, recording an 11.6 grade for three games.
He allowed just a 43.7-percent completion rate and opposing QBs had a 38.8 passer rating when throwing his direction. Both of those numbers were the lowest by a starting corner this season. Most importantly, he didn’t allow a single touchdown all year. In fact, the only touchdown he gave up was in the Pro Bowl against T.Y. Hilton and Andrew Luck.
The Colts got a great deal in his first year, and Davis signed for much lower than the other top corners in the NFL.
Nothing? He was outstanding all season long. His worst game of the season came against the Steelers and he only played 11 snaps. Its hard to judge that outing as the entire secondary fell apart to the best passing game in NFL history.
Expect Davis to have another outstanding season. It is possibly that he could have a slight dip in production, but it looks like Davis has cemented himself as a top corner in the NFL.