The Colts announced earlier last month that the great former defensive end was being inducted into their Ring of Honor. Now they have a date set for it.
Dwight Freeney will be going into the Colts’ Ring of Honor in 2019. That was announced by the team during their Town Hall event. No date was set at the time, but there is one now. He will be inducted on November 10th, a home game against the Miami Dolphins.
Freeney was one of the most feared players in the league during his tenure with the Colts. He accumulated many accolades over his career in the NFL. Now he gets his rightful place among the best players in franchise history. That says something about how good he was.
The Colts decided on that date likely because they think they can win that game. Miami isn’t very good right now, and they will be breaking in a new starting quarterback in Josh Rosen. The Colts clearly feel confident they can win that game.
Freeney is still one of the best pass rushers the game has seen. He has a good shot to one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame based on his resumé. That would be another fitting accolade that he could add to his ever-growing mantle.
The Colts hope to have more Dwight Freeney’s on their team in the future. Having an elite pass rusher is what you need in the game now. Maybe Freeney can stick around on his induction day to give some current players some tips.