The Indianapolis Colts have reached an agreement with DT Grover Stewart on a new $30 million contract extension. Per the Indy Star’s Jim Ayello, Stewart’s new deal will be over a three-year span, with an average of $10.25 million annually and $20 million guaranteed.
NEWS: The Colts have reached an extension with DT Grover Stewart. Deal is for 3 years and comes in at a total of value of $30.75 million ($10.25 million annually) with $1 million in potential escalators. $20 million guaranteed. https://t.co/0kguyCdpiH
— Jim Ayello (@jimayello) November 28, 2020
The 27-year old nose tackle was a fourth-round pick out of Albany State back in the 2017 NFL draft and has proven to be a vital part of the Colts defensive line. Stewart was on the brink of free agency as his current rookie contract was just about the run out before Indy locked him up until 2023.
He’s been a breakout star for a solid Colts defense, registering 36 tackles this season in 10 contests. Frank Reich’s team ranks third against the run and fourth against the pass, much in part to Stewart’s consistency.
He’s taken a different role this season moving from defensive tackle to nose tackle, but Stewart has had no problem adjusting, forming a powerful duo alongside DeForest Buckner, who Indianapolis also signed to a huge extension a few months back.
The Colts are currently 7-3 heading into their meeting on Sunday with their AFC rivals, the Tennessee Titans. This will be a massive game for them as Derrick Henry and co. currently have an identical record.
Last weekend, Indy won a thriller against the Green Bay Packers, beating them in overtime.