Clayton Geathers returns to Indy with ‘unfinished business’
Geathers isn’t concerned about the money he’s about to make from the team that drafted him in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Kevin Bowen of ESPN’s The Fan 1070 stated that the UCF product had “unfinished business” following a promising 2018 season for the Colts.
Geathers was a key piece of Indianapolis’ surprising late playoff push last season, and Geathers reciprocated the respect and opportunity given unto him by the Colts general manager Chris Ballard, saying that “Indy is home,” and that he “wanted to be somewhere where (he’s) valued and there’s love in the building.”
Back in February, Ballard was quoted by stating that he wanted Geathers back for another season despite the myriad of injuries that the hard-hitting safety has gone through of late. In 2018, Geathers dealt with a mild concussion along with neck and knee problems and stilll played in 12 of the Colts’ 16 regular-season games.
The Georgetown native’s hard-nosed attitude earned him a nod as team captain on Indy’s defense. Geathers also held meetings with the Cowboys and the Buccaneers earlier this week, but neither of those NFC teams took the risk on signing the banged-up safety.
Now on a one-year prove-it deal for the team that put faith in him in the first place, Geathers is eager to bounce back with good health and a fresh start in 2019.
“Personally, I just want to stay on the field, be healthy and prove all the doubters wrong,” said Geathers on Wednesday.