Colts LT Anthony Castonzo says a contract extension ‘would be great’
Left tackle Anthony Castonzo would love to stay with the Indianapolis Colts longterm. After missing the first five games of the season with a hamstring injury, Castonzo returned and started the last 11 games for Indy at left tackle.
He played well, and he was a big part of the turnaround that saw the Colts’ offensive line go from being one of the league’s worst units to one of its best. Now that he’s delivered, Castonzo would like to get paid. Back in 2015 Castonzo signed a four-year $43.8 million extension that is about to expire at the end of this season.
The Colts extended him in September of last year, and it’s unclear whether they’ll do a new deal in the middle of the season again. Speaking to the media recently Castonzo said he would like to get something done, per Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan.
“That would be great. Obviously, anytime you can be under contract and feeling good about it, that’s always good. I have confidence. Basically, I just have to get stuff done on the field and everything else kind of takes care of itself,” he explained.
“That’s the mentality I’m in. Like you said, I’m 30. I’m not going into my second contract where I’m super freaked out about, ‘Ih ave to make sure I play or else this, or else that.’ I’m just going to go out there and play the game like I always do and everything else will take care of itself. That’s the way I see it,” he continued.
After the year that the offensive line just had, the Colts likely want to keep the group together. Castonzo has done a great job protecting Andrew Luck’s blindside for most of the past decade, and quality left tackles are hard to come by. It would be somewhat surprising if Indy doesn’t hand him a new deal.