The Indianapolis Colts have over $58 million in cap space just sitting in the bank, which means the team going after Gerald McCoy makes a ton of sense. McCoy was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday after not being able to find a trade partner for him, and now he is looking for a new team.
Field Yates of ESPN tweeted on Monday night all the reasons it makes a ton of sense for McCoy and the Colts to get a deal done.
A Colts-Gerald McCoy pairing would make so much sense:
* Indy has the most cap space in the league
* A scheme fit
* Indy DL Coach Mike Phair was the Bucs assistant DL coach in 2014
* McCoy is an awesome person. Indy places a huge emphasis on culture
* Gives McCoy a chance to win
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 20, 2019
Along with having a ton of cap space, current defensive line coach Mike Phair worked with McCoy back in 2014 with the Bucs. McCoy is also a great teammate and a great community person and that is something the Colts put a lot of emphasis on.
Since being a first round pick in 2010, McCoy has been a handful for opposing offensive lines to handle. He constantly forces teams to double team him and has still been able to get at least six sacks in each of the last seven seasons.
McCoy has also been a huge advocate for off the field work and even said back in December that if he wasn’t on the team next year he would still come back to Tampa Bay to work in the community.
This is a player who would fit in perfectly with the Colts on and off the field and this is a deal that really needs to be looked at getting done. Don’t expect McCoy to sit in free agency long, so if a deal is going to get done, the Colts need to make their move now.