The Colts have been able to keep a key corner who was scheduled to become a free agent this afternoon.
Pierre Desir is staying in Indianapolis. The corner has been re-signed by the Colts according to multiple sources. He was given a 3-year contract worth $25 million and $12 million guaranteed. Desir gets a decent pay raise to stay with an organization he’s grown with.
Keeping Desir was a priority for the Colts this offseason. There were multiple teams who were looking to poach him from Indy. He has a great physical skill set, being on the bigger side for a corner with a large wingspan. He also has the speed necessary on the outside.
Desir is part of a young corp in the secondary that has grown together. Along with Malik Hooker, Clayton Geathers, and Kenny Moore, Desir has been coached well. Desir will now be around for the next three years to continue to grow with most, if not all, of these other guys.
As far as the cap goes, the Colts had the money to keep Desir so there was no excuse not to re-sign him. This isn’t a corner-heavy free agent market, so he was one of the better ones who was going to be available. The Colts are smart to bring him back.
It will be interesting to see if they also bring back Geathers. There aren’t many strong safeties left on the market with Landon Collins and Earl Thomas off the board. It seems more and more likely that Geathers will be back in a Colts uniform next season.
Desir is in his prime right now, and this contract will take him through those years. Keeping good players in their prime is key right now, because this team has the talent to make a run at a championship right now. Chris Ballard will keep doing what he’s doing.