Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey lost his starting job earlier in the season and has continued to be plagued by drops throughout his career, but that hasn’t stopped the former first-round pick from finding a way to contribute to the team’s efforts at making the postseason.
On Sunday, Heyward-Bey lined up as the gunner on special teams after volunteering to help his team in any way possible.
Heyward-Bey was successful in his special teams role and he is now happy to be helping the team out however they need because his ultimate goal is to be a part of a championship team.
“You play to win a championship,” Heyward-Bey said, via the Indianapolis Star. “The money, everything else, that’s extra.
“I came to the NFL to win games. I’ve never been on a team with 10 wins. I’ve never been to the playoffs. I’m on a team that’s doing it and I’m happy to be part of it.”
In order to be a championship team, you need to be successful in all three phases of the game.
So while he may not prove to be the go-to wide receiver that he was once hoping to be, he will still be a valuable asset to the team during their playoff run.