3 Colts that could be traded before the season starts
By Brad Marr
3. Kenny Moore could be traded
It’s no secret that Kenny Moore has been slated as unhappy with his current contract situation. Somewhat understandable after posting one of, if not, the best seasons in his NFL career. One that resulted in a Pro Bowl nod and a label as the NFL’s premier nickel CB.
According to OverTheCap.com, Kenny Moore is slated to take home a base salary of $6.5 million in 2022, and $6.8 million in 2023, with only two years remaining on his four-year $33 million deal. Where it stands, his current team-friendly deal ranks 27th in the NFL among cornerbacks.
In 2021, Moore notched 102 tackles, 13 pass deflections, four interceptions, six tackles for losses, a sack, and a forced fumble. In a thin secondary, it was no question Kenny Moore was undoubtedly the best player on the field at times.
Given his value, and the possibility of being a camp holdout, Kenny Moore II could be an intriguing, yet surprising piece to see dealt for another position of need on a studded roster. If the Colts intend to retain one of the best defenses in 2022, having Moore in the defensive backfield would be a huge benefit.
But if a deal doesn’t get done and he remains unhappy, it could be time he dons a new uniform making way for another corner to embrace the roll in the slot.