Here’s more proof that Kenny Moore deserves a new contract from the Colts
Kenny Moore is seeking a new contract from the Indianapolis Colts and he has a lot of evidence to show he deserves a new deal.
Things have gone quiet for the Indianapolis Colts as they are on their final break before returning for training camp on July 27, but below the silence, there are still some issues that need to be addressed. The biggest issue is resolving a couple of contract situations. Quenton Nelson is due for an extension and Kenny Moore is seeking a reworked contract or an entirely new deal.
All signs point to the Colts figuring out an extension with Nelson before the season, but that optimism doesn’t exist for Moore’s situation. Kenny sat out the voluntary portion of the offseason program before attending mandatory minicamp, but he did make clear that a training camp holdout isn’t off the table.
While he loves Indianapolis and the team loves him, Moore feels that he is underpaid but the team isn’t really eager to give him a new deal considering that he has two remaining years on his contract, and that’s the tension. However, there’s an overwhelming amount of evidence to support Moore’s claim that he’s underpaid.
In addition to what he does for the Colts and his contract ranking amongst defensive backs, Moore’s contract was recently named as Indy’s best contract in a recent PFF article by Brad Spielberger. In other words, Indianapolis is getting a player of Moore’s caliber at an incredible value.
Kenny Moore named the best contract for Colts
In 2019, Moore signed a four-year extension worth $33.3 million. He now has two years remaining with $14.295 million due. That makes his annual salary 48th amongst defensive backs, and that’s why his contract is so valuable for Indy. A valuable contract for the team usually means the player is being underpaid.
Spielberger highlights that Moore has consistently graded well and calls him “the heart and soul of this Colts secondary.” He also acknowledges that Moore could take another step next season since he will be playing alongside Stephon Gilmore.
Hopefully, Kenny Moore will be on the field during training camp as the team prepares for next season. Although the team may be reluctant to give him a new contract, it would be the right move if Moore got a raise before next season.