Colts: Former cornerback takes shot at Indy when talking about trade to Jets

Former Colts CB Quincy Wilson (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
Former Colts CB Quincy Wilson (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) /

Former Colts cornerback Quincy Wilson took a shot at the franchise.

The Indianapolis Colts made an expected move during this year’s NFL Draft when they traded struggling cornerback Quincy Wilson to the New York Jets in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

When you consider the buzz surrounding the team’s draft class — on top of his lack of production in Indy —  it wouldn’t be surprising if some fans simply forgot about the deal over the last four months. However, it goes without saying that Wilson isn’t going to let this trade slip his mind anytime soon.

The Florida product took a shot at the Colts while discussing the deal for the first time since it was made official back in April. It’s possible that fans in Indianapolis take offense to the quote, and we honestly wouldn’t blame them.

“When I got traded it was a good day, probably one of the best days of my life,” Wilson told reporters during a video conference. “A lot of things went wrong in Indy. I’m just happy for this new opportunity, this new situation I’m in that’s way better. I’m just ready to show that I can play.”

Here’s what he added further about the differing schemes between the Jets and Colts:

“They coach you to make plays and not to cover grass. That’s how I’ve always been taught, to go get the ball. And that’s what it is here. And that fits me.”

To be fair to Wilson, he was probably just speaking from the heart here. The 24-year-old CB didn’t exactly make a seamless transition to the NFL, and really struggled to earn consistent playing time.

Since being drafted as a second-rounder in 2017 to be a part of the future of the secondary, he’s just started just 10 of his 29 games while playing an average of 30.6% of the defensive snaps per season.

As somebody who played predominantly man coverage at Florida, it’s clear Wilson had trouble adjusting to Indianapolis’ zone-oriented defensive scheme. It still doesn’t feel great that the former Gator took a small dig at the Colts, but we wish him nothing but the best in the next chapter of his NFL career.

We’re on to bigger and better things.

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