The Colts came to terms with Vontae Davis. He signed for 4 years and $39 million according to Adam Schefter.
Glad to welcome back Vontae Davis to the team! #COLTSTRONG
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 11, 2014
Colts are giving CB Vontae Davis a four-year, $39 million deal, including $20 million guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014
Davis came to Indy in a 2012 trade with the Dolphins for a 2nd round pick. Last season, he was Pro Football Focus’s 3rd ranked cornerback (15.5 overall grade), just behind Darrelle Revis ($16 million/year) and Brent Grimes (signed for 4 yrs, $32 million in 2013), and well above Green Bay’s Sam Shields (0.4 overall, 52nd in the NFL, and just signed for 4 years and $39 million as well)
While inconsistent at times (that touchdown to Andre Davis over his outstretched hand while in perfect position was a heartbreaker), Davis is a good player with nice potential at 25 years old. Some might not like the price, but $9.75 million per year is better than they would’ve gotten for any other team’s top cornerback.
Davis rolled up 46 tackles, one interception (NFL.com), 11 passes defensed (PFF) and allowed opposing QB’s to complete 54% against him despite giving up more touchdowns (8), than he would’ve liked.
In all, the Colts got their guy, for much less than they would’ve paid for any other corner on the market with his skill set. It’s still more than most of us would’ve liked, but it’s no longer a glaring uncertainty. Welcome back, Vontae Davis.