1. CB Sidney Jones
The Eagles have ended their experiment with Sidney Jones. Are the Colts a good change of scenery?
The Colts’ secondary is built for the short term at this very moment. Xavier Rhodes, TJ Carrie and Malik Hooker will be unrestricted free agents after the 2020 season. Depth in this area of the roster is of the utmost importance in today’s NFL, so there’s no reason Indy shouldn’t take a chance on former Eagles cornerback Sidney Jones.
Jones played just 22 games in Philly after being taken 43rd overall in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Washington. A ruptured Achilles derailed his rookie season, cut his 2018 short, and other minor ailments contributed to further absences.
While he wasn’t all that impressive in his scattered time on the field, 2019 was the closest to normalcy he’s seen in the NFL. Across 12 games (four starts), Jones recorded 23 tackles, eight passes defensed and two interceptions. Not groundbreaking, but not bad. Perhaps he can learn under veterans like Rhodes and Carrie as well as younger talents like Rock Ya-Sin and Kenny Moore.
Jones is only 24, so he has plenty of years ahead of him as long as he can stay healthy. When you consider his need for a change of scenery and the Colts’ need to continue looking towards the future in regards to the construction of their secondary, a match here is a low-risk, high-reward scenario for both parties.