Now that the 2013-14 NFL season is in the books, the focus will shift to the offseason where free agency and the NFL Draft are looming. One player who is is set to hit the open market, cornerback Vontae Davis, could be in for a big payday as a top three free agent at his position, but he has made it clear that he would like to return to the Indianapolis Colts.
Davis is reportedly growing fond of the Colts coaching staff, and the experience has been something much greater than he experienced during his time with the Miami Dolphins. The Colts also appear interested in bringing him back to town.
From the Indianapolis Star:
Davis, meanwhile, has grown quite fond of the Colts’ players and coaches after an unmemorable experience with the Dolphins his first three seasons. He is adamant that he wishes to stay in Indy.
The feelings appear mutual. General manager Ryan Grigson has made it clear re-signing Davis is a priority. Look for the sides to work diligently toward a deal in the coming weeks. But nothing is ever done until it’s done. Davis’ deal, whether here or elsewhere, figures to be much larger than the one the Colts gave cornerback Greg Toler: four years, $14.25 million.
With Davis likely off the market, Darrelle Revis and Brent Grimes will be the most highly sought after cornerbacks during the free agency period.