Kamar Aiken has underperformed in his first season with the Colts, but some improvement over the team’s final games of the regular season could give him a future in Indianapolis.
General manager Chris Ballard signed Kamar Aiken to a one-year deal worth around $2.6 million this offseason to improve the depth of their receiving corps behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.
Aiken was the favorite to win the third wide receiver job in this Colts offense, but Chester Rogers emerged and was going to win the job early on in training camp. However, Rogers injured his hamstring and had to miss the beginning of the regular season, which gave Aiken another opportunity to get more reps.
It’s been difficult to evaluate the Colts’ pass-catchers this season with the turnover at quarterback, but Aiken has definitely been underwhelming. He has just 14 receptions on 40 targets this season for 131 yards and no touchdowns.
Chester Rogers re-entered the lineup in Week 6, which has shoved Aiken further down the depth chart at wide receiver. Aiken has been silent in the Colts’ passing game of late with 0 receptions on 4 targets since Week 9, and his playing time is getting cut each and every week.
This can’t be what Indianapolis’ front office had in mind when they brought in Kamar Aiken this offseason, and they aren’t committed to him at all once the season is over. Aiken has a lot to play for during the last few games of 2017 as he needs to prove that he still has the talent to be a 900+ yard receiver like he was in 2015.
Here are some other Colts players with a lot on the line over this final stretch of games:
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