Colts sign wrong Chiefs safety and Twitter goes crazy
The Indianapolis Colts signed a free agent safety from the Kansas City Chiefs but it wasn’t the one fans were hoping for.
Like much of the NFL, the Indianapolis Colts have been on Tyrann Mathieu watch. Fans are hoping that Indy can sign the veteran Pro Bowler to round out the defense.
On Tuesday, it almost looked like the dream was becoming a reality when it was announced the Colts were signing a former Kansas City Chiefs safety.
The only problem is the safety is Armani Watts and not the Honey Badger. To make the situation even funnier, Watts wore No. 23 in Kansas City, so a fast glance at the graphic shared may have initially tricked fans into thinking they saw Mathieu’s No. 32 jersey.
After unintentionally being trolled by the front office, Colts fans made sure to let everyone know that Indy signed the wrong safety from the Chiefs.
All through the comments on Irsay’s post and various other tweets, fans joke about how this is so close to what they wanted but still so far away.
Colts sign Armani Watts while Mathieu watch continues
It has to be a kind of a tough introduction for Watts to Colts Nation but his contributions will surely be appreciated, the signing was just bad timing for eager fans.
As for what Watts can contribute, he will assume a role similar to George Odum, who left Indianapolis in free agency to join the San Francisco 49ers.
That role is a reserve safety and a special teams ace. Odum was an All-Pro special teams player and his absence left a void for Indy on one of the league’s best units.
Watts will fill in on special teams and will also provide some depth at the safety position. He’s only played a limited amount of defensive snaps during his four years with the Chiefs but he did flash promise.
At just 25 years old, Watts has a lot of room to develop and could eventually become a contributing member of the Colts’ defense.
Watts also caught wind of the Mathieu jokes and he took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the situation. In three total tweets, Watts first said, “Yea I might not be big bro either but we not going for no disrespect.”
He also mentioned how excited he was to join Indianapolis and said that he’s “All In” with blue and white heart emojis.
His excitement was able to withstand the cold welcome from Indy’s fans but there was surely no harm intended to Watts. He and Colts Nation are now all on the same team and share the same goal— a successful season for Indianapolis.