Colts defenders are excited to add Stephon Gilmore
The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a two-year deal and his new teammates couldn’t be happier.
On Friday, the Indianapolis Colts made another offseason splash by signing Stephon Gilmore to a two-year deal. The addition of the five-time Pro Bowler should make Indy one of the best defenses next season.
While this was a move that brung a lot of excitement to the fan base, it also has Gilmore’s new teammates elated. A few Indianapolis defenders took to Twitter to express their joy once the news broke.
Darius Leonard and Kenny Moore, two players that frequently share their thoughts on social media, were the first to post gifs depicting how happy they were.
Stephon Gilmore signing has Colts happy
This moment is probably especially fulfilling for Leonard and Moore because they spent a great deal of the offseason recruiting free agents to Indianapolis.
After striking out on many of them, both Moore and Leonard were feeling down and out. However, they now will take the field with one of the players they initially recruited.
Leonard and Kenny Moore weren’t the only members of the Colts that showed their joy on Twitter. Young cornerback, Isaiah Rodgers, also expressed how great of an opportunity it is for himself to play alongside someone of Gilmore’s caliber.
Rodgers tweeted that he is excited and ready to learn from the corner that was the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year. This comes just two days after Rodgers predicted a breakout season for himself.
He and Brandon Facyson will likely compete for the starting cornerback spot opposite Gilmore.
All of the excitement is merited. Gilmore is a quality veteran that should immediately help Indianapolis win games. The signing is a part of a series of moves by the Colts that shows they are ready to compete for a Super Bowl.
First Indy traded for Yannick Ngakoue then they made a trade to bring in Matt Ryan at quarterback. Now, with the Gilmore signing, the Colts will enter the NFL Draft in great shape to fill out the rest of their roster.