What is the Colts most important training camp battle this offseason?

This could get interesting in Indianapolis this summer.
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The Indianapolis Colts figure to have several intriguing position battles this offseason. However, one position battle in particular stands out as especially intriguing, and that position is cornerback.

Keep an eye on the cornerback battle this summer

Bleacher Report recently listed the most important position battle for every team this summer, and for the Colts the selection was cornerback. Given the overall youth and inexperience of the position group, there should be a ton of competition for the starting spot alongside veteran Kenny Moore II, whose role as a starter is virtually set in stone.

From B/R:

"Kenny Moore II is the reliable veteran of the group, but the rest of the cast is made up of young projects. They were a bit of a liability last season. Darrell Baker, Jaylon Jones, JuJu Brents and Dallis Flowers all gave up at least a 94.4 passer rating when targeted last season. . . Injuries and spotty performance led to a revolving door with five different corners starting at least four games."

Brents job to lose?

Heading into training camp, JuJu Brents might be in pole position to secure the starting spot opposite Moore. As a rookie last season, Brents started in nine games for the Colts and flashed some legitimate potential. Injury issues limited him to just nine total games, but if he can stay healthy, he could see a lot more playing time in 2024.

"At the end of the day with JuJu, he's very talented," Colts general manager Chris Ballard said of Brents following his rookie campaign. "He cares deeply. We think he's going to really be an excellent player, but he's got to be healthy, and he's got to practice – that's how you get better. He's a great kid and he cares. When he played, he played well."

While Brents will be aiming to secure the starting spot, he'll have no shortage of competition from guys like Jaylin Simpson, Jaylon Jones and Dallis Flowers, among others. As a result, the battle for that second starting CB spot should indeed be an interesting one in Indianapolis this summer.