The Indianapolis Colts are keen on shutting down opponents, especially in the passing game.
The Colts signed the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year on a two-year deal worth up to $23 million.
Gilmore will get $14 million guaranteed from his fourth NFL team in 11 seasons.
He also brings his football wisdom to a defensive secondary that ranked 19th in passing yards allowed per game last season.
For that reason, fellow cornerback Isaiah Rodgers is excited to learn from one of the best.
Im ready to learn too . Excited at that https://t.co/zRpExF7yOe
— Isaiah Rodgers (@rodgers_isaiah) April 15, 2022
Rodgers agreed with the tweet by WISH-TV Indianapolis Sports Anchor Charlie Clifford, which said, “One of the biggest winners of the Gilmore addition in Indy? #Colts third-year CB Isaiah Rodgers (@rodgers_isaiah). Already on a solid trajectory, Rodgers now will learn and be pushed by one of the best in the league.”
Even if they are teammates, Gilmore won’t take it easy on the third-year pro because he will be competing for the starting role.
But the lessons Rodgers will acquire from Gilmore will only make him better.
As of the 2021 season, the former University of Massachusetts standout has 56 tackles and three interceptions.
He’s also the kick returner, amassing 1,205 yards in special teams.
Maintaining The Secondary’s Tenacity
Other NFL teams will envy the Colts’ rotation in their defensive secondary.
Gilmore and Moore are the likely starters, while Rodgers and Brandon Facyson gives them a breather.
Expect the Colts to allow fewer passing yards and touchdowns with this bunch.
When that happens, making the playoffs will be a foregone conclusion.