The Colts have been handing out extensions left and right this summer, and now Moore is the latest to get one. He gets a four-year extension to stay with the team.
Chris Ballard clearly has a plan to take care of his own guys before spending money on outside help. Kenny Moore is the newest player to be the beneficiary of that philosophy. He got a four-year extension from the team that makes him the highest paid slot corner in the league.
Moore has been an excellent player for the Colts in recent seasons. While he’s only 5’9, he plays much bigger than that. He has the skills to not only play the slot but play on the outside as well. But he starts at the slot corner position and is most effective there.
He added a new wrinkle to his game last season by blitzing the quarterback. Mid-way through the season, Matt Eberflus sent Moore at the QB from that slot corner position. It was a very effective play. He had 1.5 sacks and ended up with a total of 77 tackles on the year.
But that isn’t the only thing he does well. Moore is great in coverage as well. He had 3 interceptions last season and 1 in his rookie year. The greater number is that he had 11 passes defended last year and 5 in his rookie year. He is where the ball is all the time.
The best thing about this extension is that Moore is still only 23 years old. He is young and hasn’t even hit his prime yet. He will give the Colts solid play over the course of this four-year extension and may be in line for another one if he plays well.