With Terry McLaurin holding out in Washington for a new contract, the Indianapolis Colts may be interested in acquiring the young receiver.
It’s not a normal offseason for the Indianapolis Colts if they aren’t being linked to talented receivers around the league. That has been the case all offseason for Indy and it has recently ramped back up after news that Terry McLaurin isn’t attending the mandatory minicamp for the Washington Commanders.
McLaurin is one of the best young wideouts in the NFL and he’s ready to cash in on his talents with one season remaining on his rookie contract. However, extension negotiations are not going smoothly and it’s possible that Terry McLaurin could be on the move as a result.
Many fans in Indianapolis have been clamoring for the Colts to make a move for the Indy native and it turns out that the team may have actually been listening. According to Zach Hicks from Sports Illustrated, the Colts have inquired about trading for McLaurin.
This was supposedly earlier in the offseason, and at the time, Washington had no plans to move their young star. With the recent developments, could that change? Is Indy still interested?
Colts had interest in Terry McLaurin early in offseason
If Indianapolis was interested a few months ago, they should still be interested now because not much has changed for them. The Colts have added Alec Pierce through the Draft and acquired some big names, but mainly on the defensive side. There’s still room to upgrade at receiver.
The most important part of the equation is if Washington’s stance changed. Surely they didn’t want to initially part ways with McLaurin, but if they can’t agree on an extension, it only makes sense to move on.
Additionally, teams quite often say that they have no intention of trading a player shortly before the player is traded. About a week before the Tennessee Titans sent AJ Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles, Mike Vrabel said that Brown wouldn’t be traded as long as he is the head coach. Obviously, circumstances change.
The circumstances have changed for the Washington Commanders, so the Colts need to get back on the phone and find out what it will take for Washington to let go of Terry McLaurin.