Indianapolis Colts: 3 free agents Indy clearly should’ve signed this offseason
By Jerry Trotta
2. Corey Davis
No, Corey Davis hasn’t set the world on fire with the Jets, but he’s been better than most WRs from the 2021 free agent class, including Kenny Golladay, Will Fuller, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Allen Robinson and Curtis Samuel.
Davis has almost missed the last two contests with a hip issue, so he’s been unable to reap the benefits of improved quarterback play in New York with No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson sidelined by a knee injury.
Had the Colts signed Davis, a 26-year-old who’s just now entering his prime, they’d actually have a formidable second option behind Michael Pittman Jr., who’s looking more and more like a legitimate No. 1 target.
Instead of being ruthless and cutting ties with TY Hilton, Indy got too sentimental and signed the oft-injured veteran, who was coming off his worst season as a pro. In predictable fashion, Hilton’s injury concerns have cropped up yet again, as he missed the early stages of the year after undergoing neck surgery. The 31-year-old has since missed time with a quad injury and a concussion.
The Colts also should have considered Parris Campbell’s injury history. The 2019 second-round pick is out indefinitely with a foot injury and has now played in 14 of a possible 41 regular season games for his career.
Like LT, receiver is a position Indy botched in free agency. Had they signed Davis, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion.