Rashaan Melvin was a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season for the Colts’ pass defense. According to Melvin, the front office wants to re-sign him.
Melvin mentioned that Indianapolis is where his career “blossomed” so he “wouldn’t mind going back there.” Melvin also said that “it’s all positive” regarding his preliminary discussions with the Colts about re-signing.
Melvin was never really given a chance to play before he landed in Indianapolis in 2016.
He played well in his first season with the Colts breaking up 7 passes and racking up 52 tackles in 2016. Melvin followed that up with a breakout year last season where he broke up 13 passes and snagged 3 interceptions in just 10 games before suffering a season-ending wrist injury.
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Melvin’s wrist injury was relatively minor and shouldn’t be much of an issue moving forward.
These negotiations will depend on whether the front office and Melvin’s agent can come to an agreement on what his value is.
Melvin is in the prime of his career at age 28, and he’s coming off of a season where he was playing at a Pro Bowl level. However, Melvin doesn’t have a long track record of success in the NFL, and the Colts’ front office needs to be confident that last season’s performance wasn’t a result of Melvin being a one-year wonder.
Melvin recently signed with the Rosenhous agency, which means he will definitely be looking for a top-dollar contract. Luckily, it sounds like Melvin would love to continue his career in Indianapolis, which will make these negotiations much easier.