Colts 2014 Positional Review: Cornerbacks
By Evan Reller
Jan 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) breaks up a pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) during the second half in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
2015 Contract: $5,833,334
Stats: 57 tackles, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 10 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, 1 touchdown
PFF Grade: -12.4
Merely by staying healthy all season, Toler had a better second year with the Colts. He feasted on inferior quarterbacks and played very well in the first two rounds of the playoffs.
He wasn’t the liability he was in 2014 either.
Toler still had a rough season and is far from being a good starter at the second corner spot. He gave up a 57.6-percent completion rate and eight touchdowns last season. His big plays always seemed to come against under or over thrown passes.
Toler is entering the last season of his contract with the Colts. Players have a tendency to perform better in contract years but corner isn’t exactly a position where more motivation makes you a better player.
Toler recently turned 30, so he is old when you consider how long he has been in the league. But considering his age and contract this year, it wouldn’t be surprising if it was his last in a Colts uniform.