3 bold NFL offseason predictions for the Colts
2. Kenny Moore and Bobby Okereke will end up Chicago Bears
Both Kenny Moore and Bobby Okereke have likely played their last game with the Colts. While that’s sad for Indianapolis and both players, Okereke and Moore will likely find comfort in a new location with a familiar face. That location is Chicago and the familiar face is Bears head coach Matt Eberflus, Indy’s former defensive coordinator who coached Kenny Moore and Bobby Okereke.
Kenny Moore just had a very emotional interview where he questioned his future with the Colts. With one season remaining on his contract and his desire for a new deal, it makes sense that he could be traded if Indianapolis doesn’t want to pay him. Why are the Bears a good trade destination? Well, they’re a young team that is trying to build up its roster and could use a veteran like Kenny Moore for his skill and his leadership on Chicago’s defense.
On Monday, Moore discussed how hard it was to lose Eberflus and Indy’s previous defensive staff and how he also struggled to click with the new coaching staff. This trade will give Kenny the perfect opportunity to reconnect with Eberflus and other former Colts coaches and play in the defensive system in which he thrived in.
For Bobby Okereke, a trade won’t be necessary. Okereke will be a free agent this offseason and is unlikely to return to Indianapolis. With the emergence of Zaire Franklin and the pending return of Shaquille Leonard, the Colts won’t be able to give Okereke the role or money that he deserves. However, the Chicago Bears will.
This past season, Chicago traded Roquan Smith to the Baltimore Ravens, with whom he recently signed an extension. That left a void at linebacker for the Bears. Chicago did receive some promising play from undrafted rookie Jack Sanborn, but it makes sense that Eberflus and all of Okereke’s former coaches in Indy will go after the veteran linebacker to lead the defense that he knows.