The Colts are looking at a lot of different free agents. One of those potential free agents could be cornerback Jeremy Lane. How would he fit in with the Colts?
The Colts are a team of many needs. They can use help at almost every position on the field. Secondary help is one of those big needs. With Rashaan Melvin possibly out the door, the team needs help at cornerback.
Jeremy Lane might just be the answer to that issue. It was reported today by ESPN’s Adam Schefter via twitter that the Seahawks are releasing both Richard Sherman and Jeremy Lane.
While Lane is not the caliber of player Sherman is, he is still an excellent corner. He has good hands, great instincts, and is a good tackler. He also would come at a much cheaper price than Sherman, and isn’t coming off an injury.
Lane isn’t a top shelf corner, but he could be a good number two. The Colts desperately need a number two corner if they do re-sign Melvin. Even if they don’t re-sign him, the team could sign Lane as a number one while 2017 second round draft pick Quincy Wilson develops.
Indianapolis could always use more depth as well. Even if Lane doesn’t turn into a top shelf player, he is someone that could provide depth to a bad secondary at a cheap price. Lane has experience as a nickel back, which the Colts will use more in their new Tampa 2 defensive scheme.
The Colts would do well to at least offer Lane a contract in free agency. There is concern with him off the field after his DUI arrest earlier in the season. But if anything, that will drive his price down and could lead to him being a bargain for the team. He has the skills to be worth the risk.