While wide receiver Terry McLaurin is skipping the Washington Commanders’ mandatory minicamp, many want to see him join the Indianapolis Colts.
It was recently reported that wide receiver Terry McLaurin will not attend the Washington Commanders’ mandatory minicamp as he negotiates a new contract with the team. McLaurin is entering the final season of his rookie deal and his first three seasons in the league have merited him a great second contract.
After having over 900 yards as a rookie, Terry McLaurin has surpassed 1,000 yards in his last two seasons and established himself as one of the best young receivers in the league. He has also been a model teammate during his short career, quickly earning a captain title in Washington.
McLaurin and Washington seem to love each other but they haven’t been able to successfully negotiate an extension yet. If the Commanders are not willing to give McLaurin the contract he’s asking for, there are several NFL teams that will.
The Indianapolis Colts should be one of those teams. Indy still has space to upgrade at receiver, and McLaurin being an Indianapolis native has made him a natural desire for Indy fans. With the news of his minicamp holdout, many Colts fans are urging Indy’s front office to bring Terry home.
This has been led by former Colts players Darius Butler and Pat McAfee in a recent episode of “The Pat McAfee Show.” Both Butler and McAfee make a pitch for why Terry McLaurin is the perfect receiver for Indy to go after.
Darius Butler wants the Colts to trade for Terry McLaurin
Darius Butler says he hopes that Washington doesn’t pay McLaurin so that Indianapolis can have a chance at landing the young receiver. He argues that Indy has the money and that McLaurin is the perfect guy to add on and off the field.
If the Colts were to acquire McLaurin this offseason it will take a lot. Indy will likely have to trade some high picks to Washington and then offer McLaurin an extension that pays somewhere between $20-25 million annually.
That’s probably something that Indy does have the assets and funds to do, but also something that’s incredibly unlikely. It’s hard to imagine the Colts shipping away some more picks and committing to a monster contract when they are already working on extensions for Quenton Nelson and probably Kenny Moore.
McLaurin would be a phenomenal addition to Indianapolis. He’s a native of the city, an elite receiver, and a good person. However, it’s unlikely that the Colts make the move to bring him home.