Jacksonville Jaguars fans worry about their young players’ relationship with Robert Mathis, someone with loyalty to the Indianapolis Colts.
After dominating the league for years with the Indianapolis Colts, Robert Mathis retired and focused on sharing his pass-rushing knowledge with the next generation of defensive linemen. He has done a lot of work with the young pass rushers on the Colts as well as non-professional players looking to improve.
Recently, Mathis was filmed working with some Jacksonville Jaguars defenders, including 2022 first-overall pick Travon Walker. Considering the fact that Jacksonville and Indianapolis are divisional rivals, this video raised some eyebrows.
Robert Mathis played his entire career with the Colts and it’s pretty his loyalty still lies with them, but he’s more than willing to pass on his pass-rushing knowledge to anyone. However, Jaguars fans did joke that they were a bit weary that Mathis may be doing some undercover work for Indianapolis.
Robert Mathis is helping the Colts’ rival
Getting up close and personal with the enemy and relaying any information gathered back to Indianapolis would be interesting, but that’s not how Mathis rolls. He’s just a legendary player that’s willing to help out anyone who’s willing to listen and put in the work.
Mathis took to Twitter to speak on the encounter calling Walker a “very humble young man!” He’ll likely be pulling for his success in the 15 games he plays that aren’t against the Colts. Surely Mathis would want Indy to sweep Jacksonville, especially after the way last season ended.
That’s also why Mathis has still spent a lot of time working with the pass rushers in Indianapolis as well. Guys like Kwity Paye and Dayo Odeyingbo have both talked about their work with Mathis and how they’re developing as NFL players.
With their growth and the addition of Yannick Ngakoue, Indy should be able to have a much more dominant pass rush this season than it has in recent years. If that’s the case, the Colts will be a much better team and they should be able to handle the Jaguars without needing insider knowledge.