The Colts have a lot of players who need to prove themselves next season. There are plenty of them on the defensive side of the ball, but which player has the most to prove next season?
The Indianapolis defense has plenty to prove next season as a unit. They have a new coordinator and a completely new system to learn as well. But individually, there are players who need to start producing, or they might be out of a job.
There are players on all levels of the defense that need to get better. The defensive line will be mostly new. The linebackers never had a chance to be a cohesive unit because of injuries, with the same being said for the secondary.
But the one defensive player with the most to prove is T.J. Green. Green is a former second round pick out of Clemson. He was drafted as a safety to help secure the back-end of the Indy secondary. But he has not lived up to that billing so far in his career.
Green has still yet to record a single interception in his two years with the Colts. He has only started a total of 11 games as well. The only thing Green has consistently shown is that he can’t cover very well.
Last season, the Colts experimented with moving Green to corner. That experiment did not go well. Green played there later in the season mainly because of the amount of injuries that occurred at that position.
If Green wants to stay in Indianapolis, he needs to drastically improve his play. He will most likely stay at the corner position. But there is a good chance that the Colts cut their losses if he doesn’t produce next season. He needs to show that he wants to improve as a football player.