Pat McAfee has an important message regarding Kenny Moore
Pat McAfee has something to say about Indianapolis Colts defensive back Kenny Moore.
On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts coasted to a 31-0 victory over the struggling Houston Texans. They moved to 7-6 and got to roll into the bye week on a high note.
The game was also a bit of history, as Indianapolis got its first road shutout since 1992. The defensive dominance was sparked early by Kenny Moore, who recorded an interception on the first play from scrimmage and forcing a fumble a series later.
The standout performance has allowed everyone the opportunity to acknowledge how well Moore has been playing this season. The fifth-year defensive back is in the middle of a career year and has emerged as a leader on the field and in the Indianapolis community.
One of the important things about Moore’s development is the timing. Following this season, Moore will have two more years on his contract and may want to negotiate an extension. If both parties know they want to remain together long-term, they can work towards a deal before the current contract expires.
Moore’s recent play has sparked a former Colts impact player to send a message to the front office regarding any possible contract negotiations. That player is Pat McAfee and his message is simple: Pay the man!
Pat McAfee tells Colts to pay Kenny Moore
While Moore just flashed his infectious smile, McAfee sent the message to Chris Ballard, Indianapolis’ general manager, that they are going to have to pay the young defensive back.
Although Moore laughed it off on camera and Twitter, McAfee is right. Moore has continued to prove himself as the type of player a franchise should want as a cornerstone. He’s an impact person on and off the field and a person that everyone enjoys.
In 2019, Indianapolis extended Moore, making him the highest-paid slot cornerback in the NFL. Now in 2021, among all cornerbacks, Moore is 25th in annual earnings.
It’s evident he has a valuable role on the team, and when the time comes, his contract should reflect that. Whether it is this offseason or one of the next two, Indianapolis needs to be prepared to pay Kenny Moore and keep him in the blue and white for a long time.