The regular season may be just over a month away, but it’s never too early to be looking ahead to next offseason.
We’ve discussed Donte Moncrief as a possible breakout player for the 2017 season, but he’s been a little underwhelming in his three NFL seasons. Moncrief has only gained 1,484 yards receiving over three years combined, and he got hurt last season just when it felt like he was ready to develop into a true number-two receiver.
Moncrief has incredible athletic potential and has proven himself as a reliable red zone target, but the Colts want to see him turn into a more well-rounded receiver if they’re planning on giving him a big contract extension this offseason.
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Kamar Aiken will likely battle Phillip Dorsett for the third wide receiver spot on the depth chart during training camp. However, Aiken will have a tough time winning the spot as he won’t be getting many reps with Andrew Luck as he recovers from injury.
Aiken has shown flashes of extreme potential when given the opportunity gaining 944 yards receiving with 5 TD’s in 2015. However outside of 2015, he’s never had more than 400 yards receiving in a season.
The Colts signed Aiken to a one-year deal worth $2.6 million this offseason, and he has the chance to parlay that into a long-term deal in 2018.
The Colts signed Brian Schwenke this offseason after he spent four years with the Titans. However, he’ll begin training camp on the PUP list with an ankle injury he suffered during offseason workouts.
Like Kamar Aiken, Schwenke is playing on a one-year deal (worth $1.3 million) in 2017 hoping to prove to the front office that he’s worth re-signing this offseason.
In case you missed it, here’s part one of our free agency series.