Over and Under-valued Colts

Jason LaCanfora shares his thoughts on some of the best and worst contracts in the league with these two articles this week. Multiple Colts show up on both lists, including SS LaRon Landry and RT Gosder Cherilus in the overpaid group.

LaRon LandryIndianapolis Colts ($11M cash; $5.8M cap): Yes. That's $11 million cash for Landry, a budget signing by the Jets in 2012, just for the 2013 season. For someone who has had such injury issues, and hasn't lived up to his draft billing, that's a ton of coin. Heck, it's a lot of money for any defensive back in the NFL, period, and history would indicate Landry's body might break down again. That's a very risky signing in my opinion.

Meanwhile, QB Andrew Luck and CB Vontae Davis appear on the other side.

Vontae DavisIndianapolis Colts ($1.9M cash; $1.9M cap): When the Colts acquired him, smartly, from Miami, they kept him on his rookie deal. Davis has the size and ability to continue his growth, and in the meantime is a vital part of a Colts team that reached the playoffs last year due in large part to its young talent.


Kyle J. Rodriguez

About Kyle J. Rodriguez

A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.