Colts With the Most to Play for: Linebacker Jon Bostic


Jon Bostic has played well in his first season with the Colts, but he needs to finish strong if he wants to get a contract extension this summer.

Jonathan Bostic has been a bit of a journeyman during his young NFL career, but he’s hoping that he has found a home in Indianapolis.

Bostic was taken in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Bears, but he was only in Chicago for two seasons before he was traded to New England. He lasted one season with the Patriots before he was traded for the second time in two years in a deal with Detroit.

A foot injury ended his year with the Lions before it ever started in 2016, and he became a free agent.

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General manager Chris Ballard decided to take a chance on Bostic giving him a one-year $700,000 contract this offseason.

Bostic has made the most of his opportunity thus far as he’s the unquestioned leader of this young and inexperienced corps of linebackers in Indianapolis.

He’s leading the team in tackles with 49 through 11 games. Bostic also has a sack, a fumble recovery, and 3 pass breakups on the year.

The Colts couldn’t have asked for much more from a player that is getting a minimum contract for an NFL veteran. Bostic is also relatively young at 26 years old, and it looks like he has plenty of good football left in him.

However, it remains to be seen whether the Colts’ front office wants to give him a raise this offseason in the form of a long-term contract.

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If Bostic can keep up this level of play for the rest of the season, he will deserve some sort of contract extension this offseason.