ESPN names one Colts player who needs a change of scenery this offseason

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One particular player on the Indianapolis Colts would benefit from a change of scenery over the offseason, according to ESPN, and that player is cornerback Kenny Moore II.

Moore has been a member of the Colts since 2017, but he's headed for unrestricted free agency this offseason, and he was recently listed as a player who could use a fresh start.

From ESPN:

"This is not a prediction that Moore -- who is scheduled to be a free agent next month -- won't remain with the Colts, nor is it a suggestion that he isn't valued. But Moore's skill set hasn't been featured in coordinator Gus Bradley's defense in the same manner that it was in Matt Eberflus' system.

"Moore's impressive versatility in coverage, run support and pass rushing was once on full display. It's what made him a Pro Bowler in 2021. Is there a team that could deploy him similarly? And would the Colts dare let him walk?"

It would certainly be sort of strange to see Moore, 28, in a different uniform after he spent the past seven seasons with the Colts, but Indianapolis' front office has a decision to make regarding his football future.

Moore wants to stay in Indianapolis

If it were up to Moore, he would continue his career with the Colts. At the end of the day though, the decision likely won't be his.

“I obviously want to be here," Moore said of Indianapolis last month. "That’s been obvious throughout my entire career. How much I put into my craft, how much I put into my teammates, nothing has been a façade with (No.) 23. So, whenever I’m throwing up the hearts, whenever I’m throwing up my hands or all of the good plays — I’m doing that for this city.”

The Colts have a plethora of decisions to make over the offseason, and what to do with Moore is just one of them. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see what they ultimately decide to do.