Indianapolis Colts defensive back, Kenny Moore, wants to change the narrative around his name.
For the last five years, Kenny Moore has often been referred to as a player with an incredible underdog story.
An undersized defensive back that was undrafted out of the lesser-known Valdosta State and cut by the New England Patriots in his rookie season.
Despite those circumstances, Moore still became the best slot cornerback in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts. However, it took a while for him to get the national recognition that he deserved.
This led to many referring to Moore as one of the most “unsung” defenders in the league. Just recently, NFL writer, Nick Shook, named Moore as the unsung hero of the Colts.
Now, Moore says it’s time to retire that narrative.
Colts DB Kenny Moore says kill “unsung” narrative
While words like underrated, unappreciated, and unsung once accurately described Moore, he feels as though he’s arrived in this league. He’s right.
Moore will soon be playing in his first Pro Bowl game after having a career year. This past season, Moore played in all 17 games, recording 102 tackles, six for loss, 13 pass deflections, and four interceptions.
He demonstrated his ability as a versatile defender that can guard receivers on the outside or inside, defend tight ends, and come downhill to play behind the line of scrimmage.
Moore is not only one of the best defenders on the Colts, but he is one of the best players in the NFL, and he’s still getting better.
His teammates know his value to the team. Opposing players and coaches understand the talent that Moore brings every game and how he can challenge an offense.
After what Moore did last season, along with the rest of his career, anyone who’s still underrating him just doesn’t get the picture.